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What is Minocycline?

Minocycline is an oral antibiotic used to treat pimples and acne when topical antibiotics aren’t enough. It works by killing bacteria that infects pores causing acne.

How to use Minocycline

Doxycycline hyclate is super easy to use! Simply take one to two capsules per day, whatever your doctor prescribed. This antibiotic is best taken on an empty stomach. Take the medication at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after your meal.

Minocycline dosage

Minocycline capsules come in two different strengths, 50 mg and 100 mg.

Minocycline benefits

  • Kills the bacteria that causes acne.
  • Reduces redness and inflammation caused by acne.
  • Treats bacterial infections.

Minocycline side effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when using Minocycline. Minor ones include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling spinning. Contact your doctor if you experience these symptoms and they persist or worsen.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but STOP the medication ASAP and seek immediate medical attention (call 911 or go to the ER) if you experience any of the following symptoms: severe dizziness, rash, severe burning/swelling/ redness of the skin, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing, difficulty with moving, hives, hearing loss, muscle stiffness, unusual drowsiness or sleepiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MINOCYCLINE USED FOR?

Minocycline is an antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as severe acne, skin infections, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, skin chlamydia, and others. Sometimes it is used to treat meningococcal meningitis.

HOW LONG DOES MINOCYCLINE TAKE TO WORK FOR ACNE?

Pandia Health expert doctors recommend allowing 8 to 12 weeks to see an improvement in your skin. Do not stop the treatment if you don’t see your skin is better right away, it will take some time for the antibiotic to start working. Don’t give up and always follow your doctor’s instructions. If you are not happy after the eighth week, speak with your doctor to get further advice.

HOW LONG DO MINOCYCLINE SIDE EFFECTS LAST?

Even if the side effects of Minocycline are unlikely, the minor ones reported (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling spinning) usually disappear 48 hours after stopping the antibiotic.

HOW TO STOP TAKING MINOCYCLINE FOR ACNE?

You can stop the medication at any time if you are taking it for acne. Make sure you tell your doctor when you stop the medication. You may experience more acne after you stop.

HOW LONG DOES MINOCYCLINE STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM?

It probably takes 90 hours for minocycline to completely get out of your system.

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