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Minocycline

Generic: Minocycline Hydrochloride (mi noe sye kleen)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Generic Minocycline belong to the class of antibiotic known as tetracycline. It is for treatment of different types of infections. This generic medicine is known to inhibit the bacterial growth. The medicine is not effective for the treatment of any viral infections. Never share your medicine with any other person even though they are showing similar symptoms. Due to variations in the immune system, the other person might suffer from side effects. 

Additional Information

Dosage

Always consult your doctor for exact dose of the medicine. You should take generic Minocycline orally with full glass of water. It should be taken twice in a day, preferably one hour before or two hour after taking meal.

Side Effects

Side effects:

 Generic Minocycline might lead to side effects such as:

  • Cough
  • Drowsiness
  • Sunburn
  • Muscle pain
  • Painful swallowing
  • Blue/grey/brown discoloration of skin/lips/tongue/gums
  • Numbness of feet/ankle
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Light-headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Soring of mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fast/irregular heartbeat
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe headache
  • Permanent loss of vision
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Swollen gland
  • Swelling in joints
  • Allergic reactions such as rash/itching/trouble in breathing, etc.

 

precaution

Precautions:

  •  Before taking generic Minocycline, you should tell to the doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine of same class.
  • In case you have any medical history of any disease such as kidney, liver, problem in swallowing, esophagus problem, etc. then you should tell to the doctor before starting the treatment with this medicine.
  • The inactive ingredient present in the medicine might also lead to allergic reactions in some of the user. Therefore, you should check the ingredient before using the medicine.
  • Pregnant and nursing patient should take this medicine only when their doctor has recommended for it.
  • Generic Minocycline makes you feel dizzy. Therefore, you should avoid the work that requires alertness.
  • Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages should be limited during the treatment with this medicine.
  • In order to minimize light-headedness, you should get up slowly when sitting or lying from long time.
  • In case you are taking any prescribed medicine, non-prescribed medicines or herbal products then tell your doctor before using this medicine.

 

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Generic Minocycline belong to the class of antibiotic known as tetracycline. Being a broad spectrum antibiotic, it is also for treating bacterial infection. This will not show any positive result for viral infection.

 Generic Minocycline should be stored at room temperature that varies from 20-25°C. It should be protected from light, dampness, moisture and heat as such factors might spoils the effectiveness of the medicine. You should always check the expiry date of the medicine before using it. If the medicine has expired then it should be disposed of with the help of local disposal company that are engaged in such work. The medicine should be kept in such a place where children and pets should not reach.

 Generic Minocycline contains minocycline hydrochloride as active ingredient. In addition to active ingredient, it also contains different types of inactive ingredients such as gelatine, titanium dioxide, blue 1, yellow 10, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.

 Mechanism of action:

 Generic Minocycline works by the inhibition of bacterial growth.

 Indication:

 Generic Minocycline is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Additionally, it is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

 Drug interactions:

 Generic Minocycline might interact with some other medicines such as:

  • Acitretin
  • Digoxin
  • Penicillin
  • Warfarin
  • Rifamycin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Rifampin
  • Rifabutin

 This is not a complete list of drug interactions. Some other medicines are also there that interfere in the action of this medicine. Therefore, always keep a list of all drugs and share it with your doctor when you visit them

Missed dose:

 In case, you miss the dose, it should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is time for the next dose, then they should skip the missed dose and take the regular scheduled dose. Do not take double dose or extra dose of the medicine for making up the missed one.

Overdose:

 In case, overdose is suspected, you should always contact your doctor immediately. 

Always consult your doctor for exact dose of the medicine. You should take generic Minocycline orally with full glass of water. It should be taken twice in a day, preferably one hour before or two hour after taking meal.

Side effects:

 Generic Minocycline might lead to side effects such as:

  • Cough
  • Drowsiness
  • Sunburn
  • Muscle pain
  • Painful swallowing
  • Blue/grey/brown discoloration of skin/lips/tongue/gums
  • Numbness of feet/ankle
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Light-headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Soring of mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fast/irregular heartbeat
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe headache
  • Permanent loss of vision
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Swollen gland
  • Swelling in joints
  • Allergic reactions such as rash/itching/trouble in breathing, etc.

 

Precautions:

  •  Before taking generic Minocycline, you should tell to the doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine of same class.
  • In case you have any medical history of any disease such as kidney, liver, problem in swallowing, esophagus problem, etc. then you should tell to the doctor before starting the treatment with this medicine.
  • The inactive ingredient present in the medicine might also lead to allergic reactions in some of the user. Therefore, you should check the ingredient before using the medicine.
  • Pregnant and nursing patient should take this medicine only when their doctor has recommended for it.
  • Generic Minocycline makes you feel dizzy. Therefore, you should avoid the work that requires alertness.
  • Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages should be limited during the treatment with this medicine.
  • In order to minimize light-headedness, you should get up slowly when sitting or lying from long time.
  • In case you are taking any prescribed medicine, non-prescribed medicines or herbal products then tell your doctor before using this medicine.

 

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