Minomycin as a potent medicine that contains an active ingredient called Minocycline, which is a bacterial infections inhibitor, works for the treatment of different kinds of bacterial infections and severe acne. Minomycin helps with the treatment of infections such as eye, skin ear, throat or nose infections; respiratory infections; genitourinary tract infections; and also with meningitis prevention. Minomycin as the product type of tetracycline, an antibiotic, fights against streptococci, gonococci, and meningococci. Minocycline assists in hindering the development of bacteria in the body.
Minomycin is used primarily for the treatment of some certain kinds of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis and other respiratory infections; genitourinary tract infections such as gonococcal urethritis, cystitis and prostatitis; and eye, nose skin, throat or ear infections in the different body parts. It works effectively for the treatment of severe acne and some specific infected wounds and skin infections such as impetigo, folliculitis, and furunculosis.
Mode of Indication, Dosage, and Duration of Treatment
You are advised to adhere to all given instructions by your doctor or those found on the prescription label. You must ensure you read and follow all these directions to the letter on the dosage prescription and duration to be on the use of Minocycline. Minomycin tablet is taken with an appropriate quantity of watera full glass will do. You may take it one or two times per day with or without a meal in relation to the kind of treatment you undergo. Get the dosage direction from your doctor or pharmacist and inquire about the duration of usage. The time of its use ranges depending on the nature of your illness. For some it may be recommended to be taken for some days; for some, it may be weeks and some it may be for months. You should avoid a sudden withdrawal from the use of Minomycin. You should even add a day or two for the intake of Minomycin after recovery from symptoms. Patients with severe acne should stay on Minomycin tablets not less than 6weeks to 6 months. You should continue the intake of Minocycline tablets even after improvement. Ensure you disposed of it properly when not used.
You are advised to adhere to the following precautionary measures before or when on the use of Minomycin:
· Patients who have an allergic reaction to Minocycline or related antibiotic medications should avoid the use of Minomycin.
· Pregnant women or those that may become pregnant and lactating mothers should keep away from the use of Minomycin.
· Notify your doctor before the intake of Minomycin if you have any of the following:
o Liver disease;
o Kidney disease;
o Systemic lupus erythematosus.
· Children that are less than 12 years of age are restricted from the use of Minomycin.
· In other not to reduce the potency of Minomycin, you should avoid the intake of antacids or supplements containing any of the following:
o Zinc salts preparations.
The use of Minomycin may result in any of the following common side effects:
· Loss of appetite;
· Stomach upset;
· Skin rash;
· Sensitivity to light;
· Fungal infections.
In a situation whereby you forget to use your prescribed medicine, you can always take it at the moment of recollection. However, mind the time for the next dose if not close. Taking at once two doses that are supposed to be used at different times should be avoided.
Peradventure you take more than the prescribed doses, quickly see your doctor or call for emergency medical help.
Interaction with other drugs
Ensure you notify your doctor on the use of other drugs with Minomycin. The following medicines may lead to dangerous effects if used with Minocycline:
· Penicillin antibiotics;
· The anticoagulant warfarin.