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minocycline

Pronunciation: mye no SYE kleen

Brand: Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Solodyn, Ximino

Minocycline Hydrochloride

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75 mg, capsule, white/yellow, imprinted with WPI, MINOCYCLINE 75

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, capsule, yellow, imprinted with MINOCYCLINE 50, DAN 5694

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, capsule, gray/yellow, imprinted with MINOCYCLINE 100, DAN 5695

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Minocycline Hydrochloride ER

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45 mg, capsule, gray, imprinted with I113

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Minocycline Hydrochloride ER

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90 mg, capsule, orange, imprinted with I112

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with RX696

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with par, 513

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, gray, imprinted with I 73

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with RX694

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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75 mg, capsule, gray, imprinted with RX695

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with RX696

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with RI89

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, oval, yellow, imprinted with RI91

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Solodyn

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65 mg, oval, blue, imprinted with DYN-065

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Solodyn

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115 mg, oval, green, imprinted with DYN-115

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Solodyn

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55 mg, oval, pink, imprinted with DYN-055

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Solodyn

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105 mg, oval, purple, imprinted with DYN-105

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Dynacin

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100 mg, gray/white, imprinted with 0498, DYNACIN 100 mg

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Dynacin

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100 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with par, 513

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Dynacin

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50 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with par, 511

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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75 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with 512, par

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Dynacin

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75 mg, gray, imprinted with DYNACIN 75MG, 0499

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Minocin

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100 mg, dark green/light green, imprinted with Lederle M46, Lederle 100 mg

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with CL49, 100 mg

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, capsule, maroon/pink, imprinted with LOGO, 318

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, green/yellow, imprinted with 59911 5870

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, capsule, pink/red, imprinted with TEVA, 3167

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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100 mg, gray/yellow, imprinted with MINOCYCLINE 100, DAN 5695

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with CL47, 50 mg

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, capsule, pink, imprinted with 316

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, yellow, imprinted with 59911 5869

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, capsule, pink, imprinted with TEVA, 3165

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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50 mg, yellow, imprinted with MINOCYCLINE 50 mg, DAN 5694

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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75 mg, capsule, gray, imprinted with CL48, 75 mg

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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75 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with 317

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Minocycline Hydrochloride

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75 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with TEVA, 7300

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Minocycline Hydrochloride ER

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115 mg, capsule, green, imprinted with TV, 2133

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Minocycline Hydrochloride ER

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65 mg, capsule, purple, imprinted with TV, 2134

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Myrac

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100 mg, oblong, yellow, imprinted with STIEFEL, 7340

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Myrac

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50 mg, oblong, yellow, imprinted with STIEFEL, 7338

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Myrac

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75 mg, oblong, yellow, imprinted with STIEFEL, 7339

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Vectrin

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100 mg, green, imprinted with VECTRIN 100 mg

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What is the most important information I should know about minocycline?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What is minocycline?

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.

Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking minocycline?

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to minocycline or to similar antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline, or tetracycline.

If you are using minocycline to treat gonorrhea, your doctor may test you to make sure you do not also have syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease; or
  • asthma or sulfite allergy.

You should not use minocycline if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine, whether you are a man or a woman.

Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is taking minocycline. The use of this medicine by either parent may cause tooth discoloration later in the baby's life.

Minocycline can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.

Minocycline passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking minocycline.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Minocycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.

How should I take minocycline?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

You may take minocycline with or without food.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release capsule or tablet. Swallow it whole.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Minocycline will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests. You may also need to stop taking minocycline for a short time if you need surgery.

This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using minocycline.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Throw away any minocycline not used before the expiration date on the medicine label.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.

What should I avoid while taking minocycline?

For 2 hours before or after you take minocycline: Avoid taking antacids, laxatives, multivitamins, or supplements that contain calcium, magnesium, or iron. These other medicines can make it harder for your body to absorb minocycline.

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Minocycline could make you sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

What are the possible side effects of minocycline?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, fever, swollen glands, joint pain, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).

Seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash, fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
  • a seizure;
  • kidney problems --little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
  • low blood cell counts --fever, chills, tiredness, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale skin, cold hands and feet, feeling light-headed or short of breath;
  • increased pressure inside the skull --severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
  • signs of liver or pancreas problems --loss of appetite, upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, easy bruising or bleeding, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • numbness, tingling, burning pain;
  • hair loss;
  • discoloration of you skin or nails.
  • dizziness, spinning sensation;
  • muscle or joint pain;
  • nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite;
  • swollen tongue, cough, trouble swallowing;
  • rash, itching; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect minocycline?

Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:

  • isotretinoin;
  • a penicillin antibiotic --amoxicillin, ampicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, penicillin, ticarcillin, Amoxil, Moxatag, Augmentin, Principen, and others;
  • a blood thinner --warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven; or
  • ergot medicine --dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect minocycline, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about minocycline.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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