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Generic: minocycline injection
It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:
  • birth control pills
  • ergot alkaloids
  • isotretinoin
  • methoxyflurane
  • other antibiotics like penicillin
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you get new symptoms.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths. Contact your doctor if you get red from the sun.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

If you are being treated for a sexually transmitted disease, avoid sexual contact until you have finished your treatment. Your sexual partner may also need treatment.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • bloody or watery diarrhea
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • dark urine
  • decreased hearing or ringing in the ears
  • fever
  • itching in the rectal or genital area
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • light- colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain
  • pain on swallowing
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • white patches or sores in the mouth
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • diarrhea
  • discolored mouth, gum, lip, or teeth
  • headache
  • loss of appetite

               
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