Minomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections in various parts of the body. The medication is mainly used to treat skin infections among other conditions such as respiratory bacterial infections.
How It works
The main ingredient in this medication is minocycline. This ingredient belongs to a group of antibiotics known as tetracycline. The medication contains protein synthesis inhibitor which prevents the bacteria from producing protein which are essential to its growth. This enables the medication to prevent bacterial infections in the body.
The main use of this medication is its ability to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. This includes conditions such as impetigo and folliculitis. This medication can also treat respiratory bacterial infections such as pneumonia. It is also used to treat bacterial infections in the throat, mouth, nose and ear.
The dosage of the medication is determined by the physician. Your healthcare provider will base your dosage according to your age, medical condition and response to the treatment. Do not change your dose schedule or take the medication longer than necessary. If you are making any changes to the dosage, ask your physician’s opinion first. In order to benefit from this medication, you will need to take it as regularly as possible. Thus, do not skip or miss a dose. If you forgot your dosage, do not double the next one. Follow your regular timetable. Taking the medication at the same every day will help you to remember your dosage.
Do not increase the dosage in an attempt to accelerate the effectiveness of the treatment. This will only increase the risk of side effects and affect your health adversely.
The following are some side effects of this medication that you may or may not experience during the treatment period.
Severe skin allergies
Loss of appetite
Sensitivity to light
Although you might not experience all of the above, it is best to keep an eye out for all of them. If you do experience these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider for immediate help.
Adhering to the precautionary methods will enable you to reduce the risk of the side effects of this medication.
Do not consume alcohol. This can reduce the effectiveness of the medication
Inform your physician about your current medications including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and herbal supplements
Do not use this medication on children under the age of 12
Do not use this medication if you have a liver condition
Check whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in the drug
Take regular lab tests to see whether this medication affects your liver negatively
If you are consuming antibiotics, you might not be able to experience the full benefits of this medication. So, make sure to inform your physician about your current medications before using this drug.
It has been found that this medication can affect an unborn baby adversely. Thus if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment period, then consult your physician for instructions.