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Minocin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Minocin is a form of the antibiotic tetracycline. It is used to treat various kinds of infection such as acne, cholera gonorrhea, plague, respiratory infections such as pneumonia, syphilis, urinary tract infections, rectal infections, and infections of the cervix that may be caused by certain microbes.

Minocin Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage of Minocin is 200 milligrams every 12 hours.
  • For children above 8 years of age, the usual starting dose of Minocin is 4 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight.

Uses of Minocin

  • It is used to treat various kinds of infection such as acne, cholera gonorrhea, respiratory infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections that may be caused by certain microbes.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Minocin

Before taken Minocin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Minocin. Side effects may include:

  • Altered liver function
  • Blood disorders
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Inflammation of the colon or pancreas
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Kidney problems
  • Rash and other skin reactions

Warnings and precautions before taking Minocin:

  • If you have a kidney problem, then you should be use this medication with extra caution.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • Minocin may cause a sensitivity to light, and you may sunburn very easily. So you should be careful in sun and under sunlamps.
  • If your skin turns red and hot, then you should stop taking Minocin immediately.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Minocin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Minocin with the following:

  • Antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, such as Mylanta
  • Blood thinners such as Coumadin
  • Iron-containing preparations such as Feosol
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Penicillin
Overdose

After taken Minocin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Minocin overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


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