MinocyclineAn oral antibiotic with powerful anti-inflammatory effects.MinocyclineOral MedicationTrueWomen who are pregnant should not use this medication.capsuletetracycline antibioticsPrescription50, 100mg

A comparison of doxycycline and minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

In patients whose rosacea was successfully treated with tetracycline and metronidazole gel, the continued use of topical metronidazole alone caused fewer relapses than the vehicle.

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Doxycycline versus minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris: A double-blind study.

Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Both doxycycline and minocycline significantly reduced acne when taken over 12 weeks and were found to be equally effective.

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Efficacy of Minocycline Compared With Tetracycline in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris.

JAMA Dermatology

More patients treated with minocycline reached a non-inflammatory status for their acne than those treated with tetracycline.

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Safety of long-term high-dose minocycline in the treatment of acne.

British Journal of Dermatology

Minocycline is a second-line antimicrobial acne for acne and doses up to 200mg/day is safe long-term when such doses are clinically necessary.

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Comparative analysis of adverse drug reactions to tetracyclines: results of a French national survey and review of the literature.

British Journal of Dermatology

Minocycline was associated with more serious side effects than doxycycline and should not be considered first-line treatment for acne.

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IngredientsMinocycline

Mino

Oral Medication

C23H27N3O7

Oral medication icon clear backgroundBlack, pill shaped outline with white background.

TARGETS:

Inflammation IconBlack like with a bump in the middle and a copy of that bump offset above the line.

Inflammation

AcneVarious circles filled in black and white used to represent a digital version of hormonal acne.

Acne-causing bacteria

BENEFITS:

Improves moderate-to-severe acne and rosacea

Reduces acne located on the chest and back

Helps get active acne under control while topical treatments kick in

1988

A comparison of doxycycline and minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

1989

Doxycycline versus minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris: A double-blind study.

Journal of Dermatological Treatment

1982

Efficacy of Minocycline Compared With Tetracycline in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris.

JAMA Dermatology

1996

Safety of long-term high-dose minocycline in the treatment of acne.

British Journal of Dermatology

2012

Comparative analysis of adverse drug reactions to tetracyclines: results of a French national survey and review of the literature.

British Journal of Dermatology

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SIDE EFFECTS


Common side effects of minocycline include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, and drowsiness. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Allergic reactions to this medication are rare. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching/swelling (especially of face/tongue/throat), dizziness and trouble breathing. Women who are pregnant should not use this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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