What is Monocline?
Monocline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.
Monocline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others.
Monocline is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Monocline will not treat facial redness caused by rosacea.
Some forms of Monocline are used to prevent malaria, to treat anthrax, or to treat infections caused by mites, ticks, or lice.
Monocline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Monocline or other tetracycline antibiotics such as demeclocycline, minocycline, tetracycline, or tigecycline.
To make sure Monocline is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
asthma or sulfite allergy;
increased pressure inside your skull; or
if you also take isotretinoin, seizure medicine, or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
If you are using Monocline to treat chlamydia, your doctor may test you to make sure you do not also have gonorrhea, another sexually transmitted disease.
Taking this medicine during pregnancy may affect tooth and bone development in the unborn baby. Taking Monocline during the last half of pregnancy can cause permanent tooth discoloration later in the baby's life. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while using this medicine.
Monocline can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.
Monocline can pass into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing infant. The extent of absorption is unknown. Do not breast-feed while you are taking this medicine.
Children should not use this medicine. Monocline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.
Children should use Monocline only in cases of severe or life-threatening conditions such as anthrax or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The benefit of treating a serious condition may outweigh any risks to the child's tooth development.
Q: I have a recurrent sinus infection and have been prescrived Monocline for 30 days. Does it take that long for the antibiotic to work?
A: When an antibiotic is started for an infection an improvement is usually seen within a few days. It is important to take your full course of prescribed antibiotic even if you are feeling better. It will take the full course for the antibiotic to fully kill off the bacteria. If an antibiotic is only taken for a few of the prescribed days, the bacteria may mutate themselves to become resistant to that antibiotic. If enough antibiotics are taken this way, a strain of bacteria could develop that is resistant to all available antibiotics and could not be treated. That is why it is so important to take your antibiotic until it is all gone, unless otherwise directed by your health care provider. Laura Cable, PharmD, BCPS
Rated Monocline (Oracea, Doryx) for Acne Rosacea Report
I am in law enforcement and suffer from PTSD and let me tell you that this made my anxiety; which I can usually manage fine, completely explode. I've been taking Doxy for over a month and I can barely get out of bed due to anxiety and intrusive thoughts that have gotten so bad since taking this med. my chest is tight 24 hours a day, my breathing feels so slow it's as though my lungs are just going to stop working. God the dizziness and vertigo is extremely unbearable. I would rather have bad skin and figure out natural ways to deal with this than take these pills any longer, was on the brink of depression. I stopped taking the medication 1 day and already feel better.
Not studied in pregnant patients; the vast majority of reported experience with Monocline during human pregnancy is short-term, first trimester exposure; there are no human data available to assess effects of long-term therapy of Monocline in pregnant women, such as that proposed for treatment of anthrax exposure; it should not be used in pregnant women unless, in judgment of physician, it is essential for welfare of patient; evidence of embryotoxicity has been noted in animals treated early in pregnancy
Rated Monocline (Oracea, Doryx) for Acne Report
This drug is horrible! I was not warned about any of the side effects. Prescribed 100mg twice a day for possible adult onset acne or a bacterial infection in my face, we weren't sure which. I went home and took the first pill, immediately felt dizzy and nauceus. Took my 2 pools one morning and one evening the next day. Didn't feel like myself, started getting a headache. Woke up the next morning with swollen eyes, researched that it could be an adjustment to the medication so took one more pill then called the doctor who said to quit taking it immediately. My friend gave me Benadryl for the eye swelling which has cured the bumps on my face which means it was an allergy so I never should have taken this awful drug. Eyes are still swollen. I look like Rocky after a fight and cannot work. I hope the swelling goes down soon. Will keep taking the Benadryl and will never go to that doctor again.