Generic Minocin

(Minocycline hydrochloride)

Generic Minocin is a tetracycline antibiotic applied for treatment of certain infections.

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Product Description

Generic Minocin is a tetracycline antibiotic. The active ingredient is Minocycline hydrochloride.

Common use.

Generic Minocin is used in the treatment of the following infections:

  1. uncomplicated staphylococcal infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by Staphylococcus aureus
  2. acne, caused by Propionibacterium acnes
  3. leprosy, caused by Mycobacterium leprae

Minocycline is a component part of standard combined drugs schemes recommended by the WHO.

Administration and dosage.

You should always administer Minocin as prescribed by your doctor. The indicated dose will be determined by the etiology and severity of the infection you have.

The Generic Minocin pills must be taken orally with a full glass os water. The usual recommended dosage for adults is:

  1. in uncomplicated staphylococcal infections- 100mg of minocycline once a day. If needed, the dose may be doubled.
  2. in acne- 100mg of minocycline once a day. The treatment lasts on average for 6 months.
  3. in leprosy- 100mg of minocycline once a day or intermittently

The usual recommended dosage for children over 12 years is as well 100mg of minocycline taken once a day. The duration will be established by the treating doctor.

Precautions and warnings.

Patients suffering from myasthenia gravis should be extremely careful during the treatment with Minocin as it could determine a neuromuscular blocking. They should monitored closely by the doctor.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Taking any kind of medications during these periods can be very dangerous. Minocin will be adminsitered only if mother’s potential benefits justify baby’s potential risks.

Driving and machinery use: you could feel bad after the administration of Minocin. In case if you have dizziness, nausea or stomach pain, you must not perform activities requring a high level of attention and responsibility.


Generic Minocin must not be administered in any of the cases below:

  1. allergy to minocycline hydrochloride or to some other ingredient of Minocin
  2. hypersensitivity to other antibiotics
  3. kidney and liver dysfunction
  4. pregnancy and breastfeeding
  5. children under 12 years of age

Side effects.

Alike other drugs, the administration of Generic Minocin may lead to the appearance of some adverse reactions. Several of them would be:

  1. headache
  2. dizziness, confusion
  3. tinnitus
  4. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  5. dyspepsia
  6. skin eruptions, itching
  7. fever

Drug interaction.

It is vital to inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including those sold over the counter, herbal products and topical drugs.

If you are undergoing one or several of the following medicines, please mention them to your treating doctor:

  1. anticoagulants
  2. other antibiotics
  3. diuretics
  4. antacids
  5. drugs and supplements containing iron, calcium, zinc- the absorption of Minocin will be hindered.

Missed dose.

Do your best not to skip the doses of antibiotics. They are effective only when taken systematically. Nevertheless, if it still happened that you skipped a dose, take it once you remember about it. You must not take a double dose to compensate for the omitted ones.


Taking more Generic Minocin than you should have had, could result in dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Please seek medical help at once.