Minocycline

Minocycline Uses

Minocycline is used for Urinary Tract Infections, Respiratory Infections, Skin Infections, Severe Acne, Gonorrhea, Tick Fever, Chlamydia

How Minocycline Works

Minocycline may be bacteriostatic by binding to microorganism’s ribosomal subunits, inhibiting protein synthesis, may also alter the cytoplasmic membrane of susceptible microorganisms.

Common side effects of Minocycline

Dizziness, Mild Nausea, Mild Diarrhea, Upset Stomach, Muscle Pain, Skin Rash, Itching

Interaction

Drug :Antacids (including sodium bicarbonate) and laxatives containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium; antidiarrheals: May decrease antibiotic absorption. Give antibiotic 1 hour before or 2 hours after these drugs.

Ferrous sulfate and other iron products, zinc: May decrease antibiotic absorption. Give drug 2 hours before or 3 hours after iron.

Hormonal contraceptives: May decrease contraceptive effectiveness and increase risk of breakthrough bleeding. Advise patient to use nonhormonal contraceptive.

Live-virus vaccines: May decrease vaccine effectiveness. Avoid administering together.

Methoxyflurane: May cause nephrotoxicity when given with tetracyclines. Avoid using together.

Oral anticoagulants: May increase anticoagulant effect. Monitor PT and INR, and adjust dosage.

Penicillins: May disrupt bactericidal action of penicillins. Avoid using together.

Retinoids: May increase risk of pseudotumor cerebri. Avoid administering together.

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