Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Minocycline 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.

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  • Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Solodyn
  • Incidence not known
    Black, tarry stools
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    blood in the urine or stools
    blurred or double vision
    bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
    chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
    dizziness or lightheadedness
    eye pain
    fast heartbeat
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    general tiredness and weakness
    hives, itching, or skin rash
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    nausea or vomiting
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    severe headache
    severe stomach pain
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    troubled breathing
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    upper right abdominal or stomach pain
    yellow eyes and skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with minocycline may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    difficulty with moving
    hearing loss
    hives or welts
    muscle stiffness
    redness of the skin
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    Incidence not known
    discoloration of the tooth
    increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
    severe sunburn
  • (minocycline hydrochloride) tablet
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.