Minocin MR Capsules are an antibiotic medication recommended for the treatment of acne in adults. Minocin belongs to the group of antibiotics termed tetracycline antibiotics. This medication inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria and clears the infection. MR refers to ‘modified-release’ which means that the active ingredient in the medicine is released slowly to maximize the antibiotic effect.
Minocin is used for the treatment of acne and other bacterial infections in the human body such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, etc. Most commonly Minocin MR Capsules are prescribed for the treatment of acne.
When the sebaceous glands in your skin produce excess sebum. Acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes begin to feed on the excess sebum. This can irritate and inflame the sebaceous glands to result in acne.Minocin MR Capsules contain the active ingredient minocycline. This is a tetracycline antibiotic that stops the production of the protein needed by acne-causing bacteria to survive. This helps the body’s natural defense mechanism in eliminating the bacteria and healing the sebaceous glands to clear up the infection.
Minocin MR is an effective medication for the treatment of acne in adults. The benefits of using Minocin MR are –
Minocin MR is a prescription medication that should only be taken as per the dosage recommended by your doctor. The dosage may vary according to the bacterial infection being treated or according to the severity of your acne. Usually, for the treatment of acne, Minocin MR Capsules are prescribed to be taken as one capsule per day. Each capsule of Minocin MR has 100mg of minocycline.
Take Minocin MR Capsules as directed by your doctor. Following the instructions given by your doctor will help treat your infection in the best way. Also, make sure to read the patient information leaflet given in the pack. Minocin MR Capsules are a prescription medication and it is important to complete the course as prescribed for effective treatment. Here is the usual way in which Minocin MR Capsules should be taken –
Minocin MR Capsules may affect different people differently and hence, you should be careful to avoid the following while taking Minocin –
Avoid going outdoors in direct sunlight or tanning beds, when taking Minocin MR. This medication makes your skin susceptible to sunburn. Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and wear protective clothing when going outdoors
There are some important facts that patients should know before taking Minocin MR Capsules. Always check the important information about a medication prescribed to you before you take it. You could find this by discussing with your doctor and also in the patient information leaflet available in the pack –
Like all medicines, there are some side effects reported due to Minocin MR Capsules. Just because a side effect is mentioned here, does not mean that every person taking this medication will experience these side effects. Some of the common side effects of Minocin include –
Minocin MR Capsules and Minocycline are the same medicine. Minocin MR is the brand name, while Minocycline is the generic name of the medicine. Both these medicines have the same effect, dosage, administration, side effects, method of treatment, and strength as each other.
Avoid taking Minocin Capsules in the following conditions –
Talk to your doctor about any medications that you are currently taking to ensure that you can safely take Minocin Capsules together with your current medication. Here is a list of the medicines that interact with Minocin and are not recommended to be taken together with Minocin –
You can buy Minocin MR Capsules online on Meds Now. As this is a prescription medication, consult our doctor online, or get a prescription from an independent prescriber pharmacist before placing your order. The medication is conveniently delivered to your doorstep.
Store Minocinin a cool place with a temperature below 25 degrees C. Always store the medicine in the original container. Keep the medicine out of sight and out of reach of children. When expired, do not dispose of it in the trash, instead, talk to your local pharmacist for safely disposing of the medicine.
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