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Minocin contains the active ingredient Minocycline Hydrochloride which belongs to a class of Antibiotics called Tetracyclines.

It works by killing the Bacteria causing Acne. This reduces the inflammation of the pores and clears the face of acne.

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What is Minocin?

Minocin is a long-acting antibiotic which is used to treat a wide variety of conditions caused by a bacterial infection, including severe acne. It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria which causes the infection, allowing the skin to heal more effectively.

In the treatment for acne, it can take several weeks for changes to become noticeable. If no improvement is seen after six months, speak to your doctor about alternative treatments.

"When taking antibiotics, it’s important to complete the course of treatment, even if the symptoms subside or you feel better. Stopping the treatment of antibiotics early can cause the bacterial infection to return or may affect future antibiotic treatments." Mohamed Imran Lakhi, Superintendant Pharmacist for Prescription Doctor.

How to take?

For the treatment of Acne, the usual dose is 1 tablet a day, taken with a glass of water. However, the Doctor can give a more tailored treatment depending on the severity of the acne. Please follow the instructions given to you by the doctor.

You can take Minocin with or without food, though it is more effective when taken on an empty stomach. Unlike other Tetracyclines, the effectiveness of Minocin is not affected by milk.

Take Minocin while sitting or standing and avoid taking shortly before bedtime.

Try to take Minocin at the same time every day and avoid skipping doses.

Medicines and supplements containing any of the following ingredients should not be consumed within 3 hours of taking Minocin:

  • Aluminium
  • Bismuth
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

Staying safe with Prescription Doctor

As with all medications there are certain precautions and warning associated with Minocin. It is important to understand the advice given. Feel free to ask our doctors any questions you may have.

Please do not take if you:

  • Are under 12
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • Have or had kidney or liver problems
  • Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Are on Retinoid or Vitamin A therapy
  • Have a condition called Porphyria
  • Myasthenia gravis – characterised by slurred speech, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing and chewing

Please inform the doctor if you are taking any medications on the following list:

  • Diuretics
  • Penicillin antibiotics
  • Blood Thinners (Anti – coagulants) such as warfarin
  • Insulins or Sulphonylureas such as Gliclazide used for diabetes
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Antacids
  • Kaolin-pectin and Bismuth Subsalicylate

Side effects

There are always negative effects associated with taking medication. It is important to remain aware of the effects that could potentially affect you.

The following mild effects can occur:

  • Nausea
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sensitivity to sunlight – apply adequate protection of at least SPF 50
  • Dizziness and Vertigo (more common in women than men)
  • Hearing problems such as ringing in the ear (Tinnitus)

If you experience any of these mild side effects for a long period, or are worried about any of the side effects listed, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Stop taking the medication and consult your doctor if you suffer from the following after taking Minocin:

  • Hypersensitivity such as skin rashes or swelling
  • Headache accompanied by blurred or loss of vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Pale, bloody or mucous stools
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Tingling or numbness of the extremities

Minocin may interact with contraceptive pills. If you are taking Minocin while taking oral contraceptives and experience sickness, diarrhoea or unexpected bleeding, the effectiveness of your birth control may be affected. Use an alternative form of contraception to ensure you are protected and read the leaflet to your contraceptive pill for further information.

It is possible that Minocin can affect medical tests. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you are taking Minocin before tests.

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What is Minocin?

How to take?

Staying safe with Prescription Doctor

Side effects

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Minocin
  • Active Ingredient(s): Minocycline hydrochloride
  • Manufacturer: Meda
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Two piece hard shell capsules
  • Available Strength: 100 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only medication
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with acne
  • Dosage: Take 1 capsule daily at the same time each day
  • Description: Minocin is an oral antibiotic used for treating acne
  • Drug class: Systemic antibiotics
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Do not consume while pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not consume while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
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