MINOCYCLINE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Dynacin, Minocin
Take this medication 2 to 3 hours before or after taking:
These products bind with Minocycline, preventing your body from fully absorbing the drug.
This product can cause liver damage. Seek help for symptoms of liver problems, such as:
Tell your medical provider right away if you experience any serious side effects, including:
Minocycline may, in rare cases, cause increased pressure around the brain, also called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), i.e., pseudotumor cerebri. The risk of IIH is greater for women of childbearing age who are overweight or who have had it in the past. If IIH develops, it usually goes away after Minocycline is stopped. However, there is a chance of permanent vision loss or blindness. Get medical help right away if you experience:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before using this medication, tell your medical provider your medical history, especially of:
If someone has overdosed and is experiencing serious symptoms—such as passing out or trouble breathing—call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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