In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02173506 ||MINOCIN 100MG CAPSULE|
|02173514 ||MINOCIN 50MG CAPSULES|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Minocycline belongs to the class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It is used to treat infections caused by certain types of bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat certain types of skin infections, urinary tract infections, gallbladder infections, and respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The usual recommended adult dose of minocycline is 100 mg or 200 mg for the first dose, followed by 100 mg every 12 hours. The adolescent dose (for those 13 years and over) of minocycline is based on body weight. Minocycline is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.
Do not take this medication at the same time as iron preparations or antacids that contain aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, since they may reduce the absorption of minocycline.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Finish all of this medication, even if you start to feel better. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each orange, hard-shell, pellet-filled capsule, printed "STIEFEL" and "MINOCIN 50 mg", contains minocycline HCl equivalent to minocycline 50 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, silicone dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and FD&C Yellow No. 6.
Each orange-purple, hard-shell, pellet-filled capsule, printed "STIEFEL" and "MINOCIN 100 mg", contains minocycline HCl equivalent to minocycline 100 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, silicone dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Blue No. 1, and FD&C Red No. 3.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to minocycline, other antibiotics in the tetracycline family (e.g., doxycycline), or any ingredients of the medication.