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Is it ok to stop taking minocycline if you suspect it's no longer effective?

Is it ok to stop taking minocycline if you suspect it's no longer effective?

Involve dr.: Please discuss this with your physician before discontinuing. The two of you should be working as a team. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract ...Read more


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What is your opinion of using minocin (minocycline) to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

What is your opinion of using minocin (minocycline) to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

It works for some.: Minocycline and Doxycycline have been shown by eular (multi-unversity), and the nih in the us. Most rheumatologists do not use these, even though there are controlled trials demonstrating equal effececy with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and sulfasalzine. I use both quite often. ...Read more

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What is your opinion in using minocin (minocycline) to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

What is your opinion in using minocin (minocycline) to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Effective!: Most of my colleagues do not use tetracyclines, but in two\large studues conducted in europe and by the acr in the usa, it was quite effective. Dr. O'dell, president of the acr believes Doxycycline to be more effective, and I agree. I start all patients on one of these two drugs wirth mtx, because of safety and cost. ...Read more

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How long after I stop taking 100 mg Minocycline for a skin condition called CARP is it safe to become pregnant? 1 week? 2 weeks? 2 months? A year?

2 weeks: To be very safe I would give yourself 2 weeks off of minocycline before attempting conception. It can affect bone and teeth formation in the fetus. The half life (how long it takes the body to reduce the concentration by half) is measured in hours. ...Read more

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I have been taking minocycline for 2 years 100 mg per day would that stop me from getting chamdylia?

I have been taking minocycline for 2 years 100 mg per day would that stop me from getting chamdylia?

Probably: Minocycline has an indication to treat chlamydia. However, being on that dose for that long has potential side effects including possible bluish discoloration of the gums, ears, and shins. Also, it can make you more sensitive to sunlight. Talk to your doctor about this issue. ...Read more

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I've been on depo for a year, been taking minocycline for 7 months and have experienced weight gain since taking mino. Should I stop using it?

See your OB: Depo injection leads to some weight gain. Minocycline usually does not cause weight gain. You need to see your OB and discuss the need for the depo, and ways to slow the weight gain or even reverse it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long until solodyn (minocycline) 65 mg extended release leaves your system? Some of my hair fell out and I'm wondering how long until it will stop falling out?

How long until solodyn (minocycline) 65 mg extended release leaves your system? Some of my hair fell out and I'm wondering how long until it will stop falling out?

Half life: Half-life of this drug is about 15 hours, for this drug to clear your system it would take 5 half life cycles for it to be almost completely eliminated from your body. That would amount to about 75 hours or a little more than 3 days. This doesn't mean that your side effects will completely resolve what it means is that the drug will no longer be in your bloodstream. Follow up with your Doctor ...Read more

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Can minocin (minocycline) as a drug to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Can minocin (minocycline) as a drug to stop the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

In some cases: Minocin (minocycline) can help some people with rheumatoid arthritis. Even though it is an antibiotic its effect in arthritis is felt to be due to its anti-inflammatory effects and interferring with substances that cause joint and cartilage damage called metalloproteinases. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to be on antibiotics (minocycline)? It's been around three years on and off but whenever I stop my acne comes back. Risks?

How long is it safe to be on antibiotics (minocycline)? It's been around three years on and off but whenever I stop my acne comes back. Risks?

It's safe: I was on various tetracyclines for decades until my acne finally remitted around age 50. You also need to be on a topical agent such as benzyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. Since you're a female, you may try spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill. I'm glad you've gotten a good result. There's no guessing when your acne will go on its own; keep managing it until it does. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When should I stop taking clindamycin phosphate topical lotion and minocycline?

When should I stop taking clindamycin phosphate topical lotion and minocycline?

Acne: You need to discuss termination of therapy with your doctor. Normally it takes several months for the treatment to adequately control acne. Then a person may need to be on it for a number of years until they grow out of acne. Then the medication can be tapered and discontinued. If you stop it too soon after a month or two the acne will return. ...Read more

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What's the big deal with minocycline pills?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Please describe the medication: minocycline?

Antibiotic: Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia. ...Read more

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How long does minocycline stay in your body?

How long does minocycline stay in your body?

Minocycline: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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What is minocycline? And what is it used for?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

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What is the right way to take my minocycline?

Call dr or pharmacy: Minocycline is prescribed different ways so you will need to confirm with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Should I avoid dairy altogether while taking minocycline?

Not necessary: Rule of thumb is to take tetracyclines like Minocycline an hour before or two hours after eating. This is especially true for milk or other foods containing calcium. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to see results with minocycline?

Minocycline: This is a tetracycline class antibiotic and often is used for skin infections. If this is the question you're asking, there are other factors in play - such as the extent of the infection. It is well absorbed, so it should start working within 30 minutes of you starting the medicine. I always say it depends how sick you were in the beginning, so see how long it takes to recover. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Why should one avoid taking Minocycline with dairy products?

Calcium interferes: The calcium in milk may bind the minocycline, prevent it from being reabsorbed, and working properly - effectively preventing it from working it and doing the job that's intended. ...Read more

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I took a year expired 100mg minocycline should I be concerned?

Expired meds: The class of antibiotics called tetracyclines, of which Minocycline is one, can do damage to the kidneys after they're expired unlike many other medications. You probably won't experience any adverse effects but don't used expired medication. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to see results with minocycline?

Need more info: Why are you taking it in the first place? You question cannot be answered without this info. ...Read more

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Will minocycline stunt my growth? I am 17 and definitely still growing.

Minocycline &growth: There is no evidence in the medical literature that Minocycline stunts growth. ...Read more

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Will minocycline still work after I stopped taking it and start up again?

Minocycline: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take 2 tablets of expired minocycline?

Expired minocycline: Minocycline belongs to a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines. Expired tetracycline class antibiotics have to be discarded because they can become toxic and can result in kidney damage. Please call call 1-800-222-1222
american association of poison control centers as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any foods that are okay to eat with minocycline?

Minocycline: "Take minocycline by mouth with or without food.
Take minocycline with a full glass of water (8 oz [240 mL]). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking minocycline." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/minocycline. Html ...Read more

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I have been on minocycline 100mg cap tabs for two weeks twice a day. How long will it take to leave my body?

~3 days: Half-life is time it takes for drug level to drop by 50%. For all intents & purposes, drugs are considered out of your body after 5 half-lives. Minocycline's half-life (http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/minocycline. Html) ranges from 11-22hrs w/avg 15.5hrs or roughly 72+hrs or 3 days to get out of your system. Of course, your mileage will vary. ...Read more

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What is solodyn (minocycline) for?

What is solodyn (minocycline) for?

Minocyclin: Is a tetracycline antibiotic. It treats various conditions such as Acne, Anthrax or Meningococcal infections. ...Read more