MINOMYCIN is used to deal with acne, which is resistant to other antibiotics. It is also used to deal with many other infections.
MINOMYCIN belongs to a gaggle of antibiotics called tetracyclines. They work by stopping the increase of bacteria.
Take MINOMYCIN exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
Follow all directions given to you by a medical expert.
They could differ through the information within this leaflet.
If you do not understand the instructions for the box, ask your physician or pharmacist for help.
How much to adopt
For treating infections, the usual dose of MINOMYCIN is: 200 mg first of all, accompanied by 100 mg every 12 hours.
For controlling acne, the standard 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 go immediately before laying.
Take your medicine at about the same time every day.
Taking it at the same time on a daily basis may have the top effect. It will also help you remember when you go on it.
Your doctor may prescribe MINOMYCIN for too long periods.
Check with your physician if you are not sure the length of time you ought to be taking it.
For treating infections, MINOMYCIN must be taken for around 48 hours once you feel well as well as the fever has gone.
For controlling acne, MINOMYCIN is usually taken for a couple of months.
Visit your doctor regularly. He/she may do blood tests to evaluate your progress.
Continue taking it until your medical professional notifys you to halt.
If you forget to go on it
If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take the next dose when you are supposed to. Otherwise, go on it once you remember, then go time for taking it you'd probably normally.
Do not try to make up for missed doses if you take more than one dose at a time.
If you aren't sure what to do, ask your medical professional or pharmacist.
If you've trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask the pharmacist for a few hints.
If you take excessive (overdose)
Immediately telephone a medical expert or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or visit Accident and Emergency (Casualty) your nearest hospital if you believe you or someone else may have taken a lot of MINOMYCIN. Do this even though there won't be any signs and symptoms of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
Follow your doctor's prescripion.
Store this medicine at room temperature inside a tightly-closed container, far from heat and light.
Active ingredient: Minocycline
Tell your medical professional or pharmacist immediately if you do not feel well when you are taking MINOMYCIN.
MINOMYCIN works against some infections and acne in most people, but may have unwanted side effects in most. All medicines may have unwanted effects. Sometimes these are serious, more often than not they're not. You may need medical therapy if you get many of the negative effects.
Tell your physician you may notice any of these immediately:
The more established unwanted side effects are:
dizziness, light-headedness, unsteadiness
loss of appetite
rash or hives
allergic reactions including swelling of face or tongue
difficulty in swallowing
burning inside throat or food tube
Rare side effects include:
increased sensitivity to sunlight
infection by other bacteria or organisms resistant against MINOMYCIN (eg intestinal thrush)
staining of skin, mouth, teeth or nails
inflammation of 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 some people high might be some negative effects not even known.
Tell your doctor you may notice other things that is causing you to be feel unwell, even though it's not with this list.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand anything in this list.
Do not be alarmed by this listing of possible negative effects.
You might not experience any of them.
Do not give this medicine to someone else, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
Do not use MINOMYCIN to take care of some other medical complaints unless your doctor 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 before you discover how MINOMYCIN affects you.
MINOMYCIN might cause dizziness or light-headedness in most people.
Be careful when drinking alcohol if you are using this medicine.
If you are drinking alcoholic beverages, dizziness or light-headedness could be worse.
MINOMYCIN may cause the skin being far more responsive to sunlight than it is generally. Exposure to sunlight might cause a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn.
If outdoors, wear protective clothing and rehearse a SPF 15+ sunscreen.
If the skin does appear to become burning, stop taking MINOMYCIN and tell a medical expert.
If you obtain thrush or another infection while taking, or soon after stopping MINOMYCIN, tell your doctor.
Overgrowth of certain organisms not understanding of MINOMYCIN can on occasion occur.
If you obtain severe diarrhoea, immediately contact your physician. Do this regardless of whether it happens a few months after stopping MINOMYCIN.
This might be a sign of a serious unwanted effect that affects the bowel.
Do not take any medicines to deal with this diarrhoea unless directed by your doctor.
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