Minocin contains minocycline which is a tetracycline antibiotic. It combats certain strains of bacteria in the body.
Minocin is employed to combat certain types of bacterial infections in the body. It can be used to eliminate the effects of urinary tract infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, tick fever, severe acne, chlamydia, and respiratory infections. Minocin works by hindering the protein synthesis of the bacteria. The bacteria require these proteins in order to reproduce and spread the infection throughout the body. When these proteins cannot be created anymore, the bacteria are unable to spread. The body is then able to utilize its own immune defenses to kill the bacteria.
Minocin is only prescribed if it strongly suspected that the condition is caused by bacteria. Taking Minocin when there is no proof of bacterial infection can increase the risk of the formation of drug resistant bacteria.
To determine all of the positive effects of Minocin, you should talk to an available healthcare attendant.
It is important that the exact amount of Minocin as prescribed is strictly adhered to. Consuming Minocin in amounts that have not been approved by a healthcare attendant can be dangerous.
Minocin is present in capsule form and should be taken orally with water.
For children over the age of the eight, the initial dose is 4mg per kilo of body weight. The following amounts should be 2mg per kilo of body weight, taken every twelve hours.
For adults, the initial amount taken should be 200mg. This should be trailed by doses of 100mg, consumed every 12 hours.
If you are unable to take Minocin in consecutive doses, take your missed dose as soon as you can. If your next dose is due soon, skip the dose that you were unable to take. Do not take more than a single dose of Minocin at a time.
If you experience any nausea, lightheadedness or vomiting, you may be suffering from an overdose of Minocin.
The positive effects of Minocin can sometimes be impeded by certain contradictory indicators. These may manifest as:
Inflammation in the mouth
Problem with swallowing
Discoloration of the tongue
Irritation of the throat
Problems with bowel movements
Loss of appetite
Unusual noise in the ears
Problems with movement
Loss of hearing
Presence of welts on skin
Soreness in muscles
It is important to contact a healthcare attendant if you have noticed the continuation of any of these described indications.
Minocin should not be taken by women who are pregnant or would like to breast feed their children. Minocin can pass from mother to child and cause certain defects or medical conditions in the child.
Do not take Minocin if you know that you are allergic to minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline, or demeclocycline.
There are certain ailments that can be worsened by the use of Minocin. You should tell your healthcare attendant if you have previously been identified as having liver or kidney disease. Asthma or a sulfite allergy can also be exacerbated by Minocin.
Minocin should not be given to children below the age of eight unless it has been prescribed by a healthcare attendant.
You should be aware that Minocin can reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.