Generic Minomycin (Minocycline)
Minomycin
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic indicated to treat urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia.
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Product Description
Common use

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic which mechanism of action consists in inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis. Minocycline is used to treat acne, actinomycosis, bacterial infection, bullous Pemphigoid, meningitis, meningococcal pemphigoid, pemphigus, rheumatoid arthritis, rosacea, skin and structure infection, skin infection, gonorrhea, and chlamydiosis.



Dosage and directions

This medication is taken with or without food with a big glass of water. Avoid taking Minomycin with dairy products. Take exactly as prescribed, never exceed your dose or take the medication longer than it was recommended by your doctor. Do not crush, chew or break an extended-release pill. If it is a liquid suspension shake it before use and measure with a special dose measuring spoon.



Precautions

This medication is not recommended in patients with pregnancy, breastfeeding, children younger than 8 y.o. (long use may cause permanent color change of teeth). Avoid long exposure of your body to UV radiation. Avoid taking of iron supplements, multivitamin pills, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives at the same time as Minomycin, take these medications two ours before or after Minomycin intake. If you need to do work associated with high concentration of attention (driving) be especially careful.



Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Minomycin and other tetracycline antibiotics.



Possible side effect

Following side effects may occur while using this medication: hives, rash, swelling of face and tongue, trouble swallowing, severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision, fever, chills, body aches, severe blistering, peeling, urinating less than usual or not at all, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness, severe pain in your upper stomach, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate, jaundice, easy bruising or bleeding.



Drug interaction

It is advisable to avoid giving tetracycline-class drugs in conjunction with penicillin. They may also depress plasma prothrombin so adjustment of Minomycin dose administered together with anticoagulant therapy is needed. Absorption of tetracyclines and Minomycin in particular is impaired by antacids containing aluminum, calcium or magnesium, and iron-containing preparations. The concurrent use of tetracycline and methoxyflurane may result in fatal renal toxicity. Minomycin interacts with certain birth control pills and may make it less effective.



Missed dose

If you missed a dose take it when remember. If it almost time of your next dose just skip it and return to your regular schedule. Never take a double dose of this medication.



Overdose

In case of serious and persistent symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea consult your doctor about medical attention.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from sunlight and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.