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Side effect(s) of Minocycline

Read the side effects of Minocycline as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Digestive tract- Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, mouth ulcer, discoloration of the tongue and difficulty in swallowing.

Genitourinary- Vaginal inflammation

Liver- Liver disease, jaundice, and liver failure.

Skin- Skin rash, itching, pigmentation of nails, hair loss,serious skin reactions, light-sensitive skin reactions.

Respiratory- Cough, difficulty in breathing, asthma and lung inflammation.

Kidney- Kidney damage, kidney failure.

Musculoskeletal- Joint pain/swelling / stiffness, tooth discoloration in children when the drug is taken during pregnancy, or when it is administered in children, muscle pain.

Ear- Hearing difficulties

Allergic reactions - Allergic reactions which may be mild to severe

Blood- Decrease in blood cell counts.

Central Nervous System- Seizures, dizziness, tingling, sedation, headache and unsteadiness.

Miscellaneous- Fever, discolorations of secretions

Other Precautions : *Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
*Avoid excess dosage.
*Minocycline tablet should be swallowed whole with plenty of water to reduce the risk of irritation or ulceration to the foodpipe.
*Monitor for possible thyroid cancer in patients who are prescribed the drug over prolonged duration.

Drug Name : Minocycline

Minocycline(Dynacin) generic Minocycline is a broad spectrum tetracycline antibiotic. It acts by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the body. • It is used for certain infections such as rickettsial infections like Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, typhus fever, rickettseal pox and tick fever, transmitted diseases like lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, chancroid and non-gonococcal urethritis, eye infections like trachoma and inclusion conjunctivitis, atypical pneumonia, psittacosis, relapsing fever, acne, brucellosis, Campylobacter infections, bartonellosis, plague and cholera. •It may be effective in other infections as well, however several bacteria have developed resistance to the drug. •It may be used in patients who are allergic to the penicillin group of drugs as an alternative. •It is also used in people who carry the meningococcal bacteria in their nose and upper throat but do not suffer from any symptoms. •Local application of minocycline is used in patients with gum disease along with scaling and root planing.
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