Minomycin (Minocycline) is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. For the first time, Minocycline was introduced in 1971. It is produced from natural tetracycline antibiotics. This medication is able to fight bacterial infections in different parts of the body and has low urinary excretion.
As a broad-spectrum antibiotic, Minomycin can be used for treatment of various bacterial infections. It is often prescribed for treatment of severe acne. It can also be used for managing other skin infections, folliculitis, furunculosis, infected wounds, respiratory infections, genitourinary tract infections, ear, throat or nose infections or eye infections.
It can also be used to prevent the occurrence of symptoms in meningitis carriers. This medication is effective in fighting bacterial infections caused by streptococci, gonococci, meningococci and staphylococci. It is able to stop the growth of bacteria.
Before you are prescribed with this drug, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have allergies, current and pre-existing diseases or such conditions as upcoming surgery, pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc.
You should notify your doctor about all medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription drugs. This medication is not suitable for children who are under 8 years old. When taking this drug, you should avoid driving or operating machinery. Take Minomycin with a glass of water. You should use sunscreen and protective clothing.
You should take this medication only according to prescription. Do not adjust the dosage or length of treatment without consulting your healthcare provider. Continue to use this medicine as it is prescribed by your doctor even if your health condition has been improved, because it is important to destroy the infection fully.
This medication may cause different side effects. The most common side effects are the following:
Sensitivity to light;
Loss of appetite;
It is also possible that severe side effects might occur, for instance, hepatitis. In this case, you should stop using this medication and contact your healthcare provider. Severe side effects appear due to the use of this medication quite rarely.
Interactions with Other Medications
Minomycin can interact with other medications. You should tell your healthcare provider if you use any other medications, including none prescription medicines. You should not use Minomycin along with the following medicines:
Remedies with vitamin A;
Some drugs used to treat skin problems;
Antacids used for indigestion;
When taking Minomycin, you should not start using another drug unless it is agreed with your healthcare provider.