Acnamino (Minocycline)

Acnamino (Minocycline) is an antibiotic medication that is known to treat a variety of infections including acne. The primary role of the drug is to prevent bacteria from growing and multiplying which helps to stop acne worsening or spreading as well as treating current outbreaks and bringing them under control, to leave you with clearer skin. It belongs to the tetracycline family of drugs.
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Acnamino (Minocycline)

Acnamino (Minocycline) is an antibiotic medication that is known to treat a variety of infections including acne. The primary role of the drug is to prevent bacteria from growing and multiplying which helps to stop acne worsening or spreading as well as treating current outbreaks and bringing them under control, to leave you with clearer skin. It belongs to the tetracycline family of drugs.


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Acnamino (Minocycline) is a tetracycline drug which helps reduce the severity of acne outbreak on the skin. It works to kill the acne-causing bacteria to treat the acne and help your skin to recover. The antibacterial properties should stop your acne from spreading or worsening. It is an antibiotic medication.  

The benefits of Acnamino (Minocycline) are: 

  • It helps kill bacteria that cause acne 

  • It prevents the growth and multiplication of new bacteria 

  • It reduces inflammation, redness and the lesions caused by acne 

Acnamino (Minocycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. This drug reduces the levels of acne-causing bacteria. Bacteria require protein to grow and multiply. The medicine prevents protein synthesis inside the bacterial cells. As a result, they die over a period of time as they are unable to grow and function as normal. Additionally, the medicine also has an anti-inflammatory effect as it blocks the recruitment of inflammatory enzymes and blood cells.

The usual recommended dosage for the medicine is one capsule daily, taken preferably at the same time each day.  

Acnamino (Minocycline) can be taken at any time of day, with or without food. It is recommended that you drink a glass full of water with each dose. This will help prevent and reduce any possible irritation that may occur in your throat or stomach. 

 Do not take this medicine within 3 hours of certain types of antacids, vitamins, and other medicines. 

Acnamino (Minocycline) is not recommended to be used by: 

  • children under the age of 12 years  

  • people who are allergic to any tetracycline antibiotic 

  • people who have liver or kidney problems 

  • pregnant and breastfeeding women 

  • women who are taking contraceptive pills – Acnamino may reduce the contraceptive effect 

Common side effects of Acnamino (Minocycline) include: 

  • headache 

  • sensitivity to sunlight and UV rays 

  • fatigue 

  • dry mouth 

  • throat irritation 

  • diarrhoea

Do not drive or use any machinery while taking the medicine, if you experience headaches, dizziness, or vertigo.  

 Also, it is recommended to not drink too much alcohol while using the medicine.  

People who are taking the following medicines must consult our team before starting Acnamino (Minocycline): 

  • oral contraceptive pills 

  • penicillin 

  • retinoids, such as isotretinoin 

  • ergot medications (migraines) 

  • antacids containing calcium, aluminium, magnesium, or iron 

  • blood thinners such as warfarin 

You can safely purchase Acnamino (Minocycline) online at MedsNow. Firstly, you will have an online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the clinician ensures that Acnamino (Minocycline) is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied. 

How Long Does It Take To Work?
Antibiotics can take about two-three weeks to start showing their effect. The medicine may be prescribed for up to 3 months depending on your medical condition. You will need to have a thorough review after this interval and an ongoing management plan can be agreed upon.

How To Store Acnamino MR?
Keep the medication in its original package and do not continue using it after the expiry date.

Does Minocycline Weaken Immune System?
This is very unlikely to happen. Antibiotics are safe to use in the management of acne and other conditions provided the medication is taken in accordance with the prescribed instructions.

Why Can't You Lay Down After Taking Minocycline?
Acnamino may sometimes cause irritation in the throat or the oesophagus. It is, therefore, better to stand or sit upright for 30-60 mins after allowing the medication to be absorbed and avoid this issue.

Is It OK To Take Minocycline Long Term?
It is not recommended to take this medicine for more than 3 months or 12 weeks.

How Long Does Minocycline Stay In Your Body?
It takes about 5 days to eliminate the medicine from your system.

Does Minocycline Permanently Cure Acne?
It is possible that if your skin pores are susceptible to getting clogged, then your acne and boils may come back again even after the medication. If this happens, please contact our team and we can discuss the best way to help you manage this.

What Happens If You Eat Dairy With Minocycline?
You can eat dairy products but ensure that you do not consume any food or drink, other than water, for a period of 3 hours of taking the medicine.

What Happens If I Take Too Much Minocycline?
Minocycline is thought to cause abnormal pigmentation and tinnitus when taken for a longer period of time. Hence, it is best to restrict its use to a period of not more than 12 weeks.

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