Generic equivalents for Minocin...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3 month or 100 day supply based on your personal prescription. read more
This medicine is an antibiotic which falls into the class known as 'tetracyclines', and contains the active ingredient Minocycline. This drug works against many types of bacteria, but is ineffective at treating viral infections.
Please take this medicine as directed by your doctor. Please swallow the tablet whole, and do not crush or chew it. Take the tablet with a full glass (8 oz./240 mL) of water, and do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medicine.
Do not take this medicine with food or milk, because these may interact with Minocycline to alter its absorption into your body. Therefore, it is advised that you take this medicine 2-3 hours before or after food or milk. If this medicine causes you to have an upset stomach, you may take this product with milk or food - please discuss this with your doctor. It is also important that you do not take this medicine with other medicines containing calcium, magnesium, or aluminum - these are present in vitamins, minerals, antacids, quinapril, bismuth, iron, zinc, subsalicylate, sucralfate, and didanosine. Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking these medications. As with all antibiotics, it is very important to complete the entire course of your medication. Even if you start feeling better, please adhere to your prescribed dosage until the medicine is finished. This is important to clear the infection from your body.
If you miss a dose, please take your missed dose as soon as you can. If it close to the time of your next dose, then forget your missed dose and just take your next scheduled dosage. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Please store this medicine at room temperature, and away from direct light or heat.
It is important with all medicines, whether prescribed or over-the-counter, that you consult with a doctor or pharmacist first. Advise them if you are taking any other medications (including those which contain bismuth), as this is to ensure there are no drug interactions that may alter the effect of your medicine. If your symptoms do not improve in a few days, or become worse, please see your doctor.
Minocyline may cause an increased sensitivity to sunlight. It is best to avoid sunlamps or sun exposure until you know how you react to this medicine. If you must be outside, please wear adequate clothing, stay in the shade, and wear sunscreen.
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking your medication and seek medical attention immediately: swelling of the eyelids, lips, or face; difficulty breathing; tightness of the chest; or if you develop a rash or hives.
Please take particular caution if this medicine is being used in the elderly. This is because elderly people are more sensitive to the side effects and are usually on more medications, thus increasing the chance for drug interactions
When used in children, this medicine may cause permanent discolouration of the teeth.
Minocycline may interact with the oral contraceptive pill and reduce its effectiveness. Please use an additional method of contraception (e.g. condoms) to reduce the chances of unplanned pregnancy.
If you wish to become pregnant, please discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine with your doctor. Minocycline has been shown to cause harm to the developing human fetus. The medicine is also excreted in breast milk, so do not breast feed whilst taking Minocycline.
Minocin Side Effects
Most medications have side effects, which vary from mild and bothersome, to those which are more severe.
Some side effects, which may be a nuisance, but will probably subside during treatment, include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion, unsteadiness, lightheadedness, or ringing in the ears. If these side effects continue or cause you distress, please see your doctor.
If you experience vaginal irritation, vaginal discharge, unusual tiredness/fatigue, or weakness, please see your doctor as soon as possible.
If you experience any of the following, please see your doctor immediately: yellowing of the skin/eyes; an abnormal increase/decrease in the amount of your urine; joint pain, stiffness or swelling; severe or persistent headache, blurred vision; seizures; severe stomach pain or diarrhea; or reddened, blistered, or swollen skin.
It is unlikely that you will be allergic to this medicine, however please be aware of the following signs of an allergic reaction, and seek immediate medical attention if you experience these: skin rash; swelling of the lips, neck, cheeks or face; itching; difficulty breathing; or severe dizziness.
If you experience a side effect not listed here, please see your nurse, doctor or pharmacist.
Patients can buy quality branded Minocin or generic Minocin at discounted prices from our online pharmacy.