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.
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