medication information

Minocycline

We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. 
Below outlines the directions, benefits and risks with minocycline.

Minocycline is an oral antibiotic used to treat acne and rosacea. It works primarily by reducing inflammation.

Oral antibiotics are used as bridge therapy while topical medicines take effect. They should always be taken with topical treatment. Patients typically take this medication for 3-6 months, after which topical treatments are continued to keep skin clear.

Directions:

Always wear sunscreen. ☀️ Minocycline increases sun sensitivity.

Do not take with calcium or iron supplements. You should space these at least 2 hours apart.

You can take it with milk. 🥛 There are no food interactions to worry about.

Take a probiotic. This can help prevent yeast infections and maintain healthy gut bacteria.

Caution:

Minocycline can cause lightheadedness and dizziness when first starting. This typically subsides after 3-4 days.

Other possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, yeast infections, and increased sun sensitivity.

Stop taking the medication and message your doctor if your lightheadedness does not go away, you experience headaches with blurred vision, unusual joint pains and fatigue, hives or a rash, unusual darkening of the skin, or any other unusual side effects.

If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.

Do not take if breastfeeding.