MINOMYCIN is used to take care of acne, that's resistant against other antibiotics. It is also used to help remedy several other infections.
MINOMYCIN is owned by a small grouping of antibiotics called tetracyclines. They work by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Take MINOMYCIN exactly as your physician has prescribed.
Follow all directions provided to you by your doctor.
They may differ in the information in this leaflet.
If you may not understand the instructions for the box, ask your medical professional or pharmacist for help.
How much to look at
For treating infections, the usual dose of MINOMYCIN is: 200 mg to begin with, then 100 mg every 12 hours.
For controlling acne, the typical dose is: 100 mg daily, preferably in two separate doses of 50 mg each.
Swallow MINOMYCIN whole with a full glass of water or milk. This medicine could be taken with food.
Do not get it immediately before prone.
Take your medicine at on the same time on a daily basis.
Taking it simultaneously on a daily basis could have the very best effect. It will also help you remember when you should go on it.
Your doctor may prescribe MINOMYCIN for very long periods.
Check with your medical professional if you aren't sure how much time you ought to be taking it.
For treating infections, MINOMYCIN has to be taken for about a couple of days once you feel well along with the fever went.
For controlling acne, MINOMYCIN is normally taken for a couple months.
Visit your doctor regularly. He/she may do blood tests to test your progress.
Continue taking it until your physician informs you to halt.
If you forget to go
If it really is almost time for your upcoming dose, skip the dose you missed and take the following dose if you are designed to. Otherwise, get it whenever you remember, then go back to taking it you would normally.
Do not try to create up for missed doses through many dose at any given time.
If about to catch sure what direction to go, ask your physician or pharmacist.
If you've got trouble remembering to look at your medicine, ask the pharmacist for a lot of hints.
If you are taking an excessive amount of (overdose)
Immediately telephone a medical expert or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or visit Accident and Emergency (Casualty) at your nearest hospital if you believe you or anybody else could possibly have taken too much MINOMYCIN. Do this even if there aren't any indications of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
Follow a medical expert's prescripion.
Store this medicine at room temperature in the tightly-closed container, faraway from heat and light.
Active ingredient: Minocycline
Tell your medical professional or pharmacist immediately if you don't feel well when you are taking MINOMYCIN.
MINOMYCIN works well against some infections and acne for most people, but may have unwanted side effects in certain. All medicines will surely have unwanted effects. Sometimes they're serious, more often than not they may be not. You may need medical therapy if you get a few of the side effects.
Tell your physician if you notice the following immediately:
The more common negative effects are:
dizziness, light-headedness, unsteadiness
loss of appetite
rash or hives
allergic reactions such as swelling of face or tongue
difficulty in swallowing
burning in the throat or food tube
Rare unwanted effects include:
increased sensitivity to sunlight
infection by other bacteria or organisms proof against MINOMYCIN (eg intestinal thrush)
staining of skin, mouth, teeth or nails
inflammation in the bowel
liver, kidney or blood disorders
severe allergic reactions
drug-induced hepatitis and acute liver failure
This is not a complete list of all possible unwanted side effects. Others may occur in a few people there could be some side effects not yet known.
Tell your doctor if you see other things that is causing you to be feel unwell, even though it is not with this list.
Ask a medical expert or pharmacist if you do not understand anything within this list.
Do not alarmed with this set of possible negative effects.
You may well not experience any of them.
Do not give this medicine to someone else, even if their symptoms seem just like yours.
Do not use MINOMYCIN to help remedy every other medical complaints unless your medical professional says to.
Do not stop taking your medicine or lower the dosage without checking with your physician.
Important safety information:
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you recognize how MINOMYCIN affects you.
MINOMYCIN could potentially cause dizziness or light-headedness in some people.
Be careful when drinking alcohol while you're taking this medicine.
If you consume alcohol, dizziness or light-headedness could possibly be worse.
MINOMYCIN may cause your skin layer being considerably more sensitive to sunlight than it is normally. Exposure to sunlight could potentially cause a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn.
If outdoors, wear protective clothing and employ a SPF 15+ sunscreen.
If your skin does appear being burning, stop taking MINOMYCIN and tell your medical professional.
If you will get thrush or another infection while taking, or immediately after stopping MINOMYCIN, tell your medical professional.
Overgrowth of certain organisms not sensitive to MINOMYCIN will often occur.
If you get severe diarrhoea, immediately contact a medical expert. Do this even if it takes place weeks after stopping MINOMYCIN.
This could be a manifestation of a life threatening side effect that affects the bowel.
Do not take any medicines to deal with this diarrhoea unless directed by your medical professional.
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