Infections & Infestations
International Brand Name:
Minomycin,Minocin, Cyclimycin,Dynocin, Aknemin,Sebomin, Mino-tabs,Arestin
In treatment of:
Treatment of susceptible infections;treatment of Acne;As part of alternative multidrugtherapy in Leprosy; treatment of susceptible infections
11.Elevated liver enzymes
12.Discoloration of teeth
18.Retardation of bone growth
1.Hypersensitivity to the drug or other tetracyclines
3.Sun exposure may leads to phototoxicity
Antacids (aluminium, calcium, zinc, magnesium), Iron salts, Bismuth salts: Impair absorption of minocycline possibly reducing its efficacy.
Anticoagulants: Increase the hypoprothrombinemic effects of anticoagulants.
Cimetidine: Decreases GI absorption may lead to decreased efficacy.
Digoxin: Increased serum levels leading to digoxin toxicity.
Methoxyflurane: Nephrotoxic effects of both increased.
Oral contraception: Breakthrough bleeding; pregnancy may occur.
Penicillins: May interfere with bactericidal action of penicillin.
Food: Some dairy products interfere with absorption of minocycline.
Adults: 0.2gm initial dose followed by 0.1gm twice daily or 0.05gm four times daily for a week to two weeks
Acne: 0.05gm once daily to three times daily.
Pleural effusion: 300mg in 50 ml sodium chloride injection
Children (above 8 years of age): Initially 4 mg/kg/day in two divided doses followed by 2mg/kg/day twice daily.