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You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Minotabs or to similar antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline, or tetracycline.
If you are using Minotabs to treat gonorrhea, your doctor may test you to make sure you do not also have syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease.
To make sure Minotabs is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
You should not use Minotabs if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine, whether you are a man or a woman.
Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is taking Minotabs. The use of this medicine by either parent may cause tooth discoloration later in the baby's life.
Minotabs can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.
Minotabs passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking Minotabs.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Minotabs can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.
Caution in significant renal impairment (may lead to azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, and acidosis; monitor BUN).
Adjust dose if renal impairment occurs.
Anaphylaxis reported; discontinue use and institute supportive therapy.
Prolonged use may result in fungal or bacterial superinfection.
Lupus, hepatitis, and vasculitis autoimmune syndromes reported with use; discontinue if lupus symptoms occur and assess liver function tests; ANA and CBC.
Discontinue therapy if pseudomembranous colitis occurs.
Risk of vestibular reactions.
Caution in hepatic impairment; discontinue if liver injury occurs.
Photosensitivity may occur with prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning equipment; use skin protection and avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Reduce dose in renal impairment; consider drug serum level determinations in prolonged therapy.
Tetracycline use during tooth development (last half of pregnancy through age 8 years) can cause tooth enamel hypoplasia or permanent teeth discoloration; more common with long-term use and with repeated, short courses; during pregnancy, may retard skeletal development and reduce bone growth.
Fanconi-like syndrome may occur with outdated tetracyclines.
Lightheadedness and spinning sensation (vertigo) may occur; use caution when performing tasks that require mental alertness or operating heavy machinery.
May increase BUN secondary to anti-anabolic effects.
Cases of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) reported, some fatal; discontinue immediately.
Intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) has been associated with use of tetracyclines including Minotabs; avoid concomitant use of isotretinoin and Minotabs; isotretinoin is also known to cause pseudotumor cerebri; although intracranial hypertension typically resolves after discontinuation of treatment, risk of permanent visual loss exists; seek ophthalmologic evaluation if visual disturbance occurs during treatment; since intracranial pressure can remain elevated for weeks after drug cessation, monitor until patient stabilizes.
A decrease in fibula growth rate observed in premature human infants given oral tetracycline in doses of 25 mg/kg every 6 hours.
Hyperpigmentation may occur in nails, bone, skin (including scars), eyes, sclerae, thyroid, oral cavity, visceral tissue, and heart valves.
Increased risk of ergotism when co-administered with ergot alkaloids.
What Is Minotabs and How Does It Work?
Minotabs is used to treat moderate to severe acne in people 12 years and older. It helps to reduce the number of pimples. Minotabs belongs to a class of drugs known as tetracycline antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may make acne worse.
Minotabs treats acne that is thought to be caused by a bacterial infection. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Minotabs is also used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.
Minotabs is available under the following different brand names: Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin Kit, Solodyn, and Ximino.
Rated Minotabs for Acne Report
I am 15 years old and have been taking Minotabs 100 mg for 4 months now. I have also been using along with it. It has cleared up my acne a lot and I only had a few side effects in the first month which were chapped/dry lips and a sore back but they both went away after a few weeks.
Rated Minotabs for Acne Report
Anxiety has increased a ton and I have many panic attacks, I get mad more easily and I have no motivation. It like I'm completely different, I'm in a low mental state and feel worse. Sure, my acne has cleared but I rather have bad breakouts and be happy than clear skin and miserable.
Rated Minotabs for Acne Report
2/24/2019 I've been taking 75 milligrams of Minocyline for 3 weeks. Initially it cleared my acne but then my face became rough and extremely dry. Yesterday I broke out in hives on my arms, inner thighs, back, stomach and chest. My hands were painfully swollen. I also experienced vomiting and diarrhea. PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS MEDICINE. It needs to be discontinued as a treatment for acne.
One of the main uses of Minotabs is the for the treatment of acne. Minotabs is a second generation semi-synthetic antibiotic that belongs to the tetracycline group and is one of the most commonly used antibiotics in dermatology.
Acne is a common dermatologic disorder that develops mainly in adolescents. It is usually presents with various lesions such as comedones (clogging of skin pores), papules (inflamed elevations of skin), pustules(blisters filled with pus) and nodules on face and sometimes on chest and back. Increased sebum production is commonly seen. Acne has a self-limited course but moderate and severe forms cause a significant distress to patients and pose risk of scarring. A bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes plays an important role in the development of acne. That is why antibiotics are sometimes used in its treatment.
How does Minotabs work in acne?
Minotabs is used for the treatment of inflammatory acne. Minotabs is lipid soluble and is excreted in sebum. It decreases the production of free fatty acids in the sebum. These acids have an irritating effect on the skin and are produced by Propionibacterium acnes.
Several weeks are needed for significant decrease of the fatty acids and evident clinical effect. Minotabs decreases the activity of Propionibacterium acnes as well as its number.