Antibiotic Minocin (minocycline)
This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of the bacteria and letting the body`s immune system do the rest.
Composition of Minocin:
The medicine Minocin, is a semisynthetic derivative of tetracycline.It contains minocycline HCl equivalent to fifty miligramg of minocycline per 5 ml. The inactive ingredients of this medicine are Sodium Sulfite, Butylparaben, Calcium Hydroxide, Decaglyceryl Tetraoleate, Cellulose, Edetate Calcium Disodium, alcohol, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin, and Sorbitol.
Uses of Minocin:
This medicine is used for the treatment of the following infections caused by the bacteria and microorganisms.It is used for the below infections:
- Q fever
- Campylobacter fetus infections
- Rickettsial pox
- Tick fevers
- Respiratory tract infections
- Inclusion conjunctivitis
- Lymphogranuloma venereum
- Rectal infections
- Nongonococcal urethritis
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Typhus fever
- Relapsing fever
- Granuloma inguinale
Side- Effects of Minocin:
Like all medicines Minocin can also cause side effects. Many people can report no, or minor, side effects post using this medicine. Some of the common side effects are listed below. Reach out to your doctor if you have these side effects or if they become bothersome or persistent. The side effects are dizziness, giddiness,diarrhea,loss of hunger,sore mouth,indigestion and vomiting. Apart from the ones listed above, there are some other side effects which can be serious in nature and will require immediate medical help.Severe allergic reactions such as itching, hives,rash, unable to breathe, tightness in the chest, swelling of the lips, mouth or face, decreased urine quantity, hearing problems, fever, chills, joint pain, muscle pain, persistent cough, sore throat, weakness, pain, redness, swelling, rectal or genital irritation, white patches in the mouth, swelling of the gums, seizures, shortness of breath, swollen glands, yellowing of the skin, pale stools, dark urine, persistent nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, severe stomach, back pain, trouble swallowing, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness, vaginal discharge.
Contraindications of Minocin:
If you have any medical conditions or allergies, let your doctor know beforehand. This will help your doctor decide if he or she should prescribe this medicine for you. This medicine can make the birth control pills less effective and hence, the doctor may advise you a different form of birth control or a combination of two or more medicines. It can also reduce alertness in people post usage, hence it is advised not to drive or use heavy machinery. Some women can also experience a yeast infection due to the usage of this medicine. You should not drink alcohol while using this medicine as it may cause allergic reaction.
Pregnancy and Minocin:
It should not to be used during pregnancy as it can have adverse effects on the child. The medicine has been found in breast milk and can affect the baby.
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