Treating certain infections. It may also be used with other medicines to treat severe acne. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Minocin Kit is a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of certain bacteria and allowing the body’s immune system to kill them.
Applies to minocycline: oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Other dosage forms:
intravenous powder for solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by minocycline (the active ingredient contained in Minocin). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking minocycline:
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
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 stomach pain
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
upper right abdominal or stomach pain
yellow eyes and skin
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:
Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
difficulty with moving
hives or welts
redness of the skin
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Incidence not known
discoloration of the tooth
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
Minocin (minocycline hydrochloride) capsule, coated pellets General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Minocin: Minocycline (oral suspension, oral capsule, oral tablet, oral tablet, extended release, intravenous powder for injection, oral and topical kit) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.
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. Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.