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Minicycline Capsule (Doxycycline 100mg)

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Minicycline Capsule

Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial infections affecting your lungs, eyes, reproductive organs, skin, urinary tract, etc. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and preventing the spread of infection.

Minicycline 100 MG Capsule has some common side effects like diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting. These side effects are mild and may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if these symptoms remain for a long time or become worse.

Minicycline 100 MG Capsule can be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of treatment depending on the severity of your health condition. Always finish the entire course of treatment with Minicycline 100 MG Capsule even if you feel better after few doses. Skipping doses or not completing the course of treatment may increase the risk of re-infection that would be difficult to treat in the future.

Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have liver or skin problems, or any other health condition. It is not recommended for use in children below 8 years of age except for life-threatening conditions as it causes permanent decolourization of teeth. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Minicycline 100 MG Capsule
Dc 100 MG Capsule
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Lenteclin 100 MG Capsule
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Microdox 100 MG Capsule
Micro Labs Ltd.
Nicodoxy 100 MG Capsule
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Nurodox 100 MG Capsule
Neuron Pharma Pvt. Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Minicycline 100 MG Capsule
Stomach pain
Headache
Joint pain
Blurred vision
Diarrhoea
Loss of appetite
Dry mouth
Nausea or Vomiting
Upset stomach

Uses of Minicycline 100 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?
Bacterial infections
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is used to treat bacterial infections such as:

1. Cholera: It is a bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration.

2. Pneumonia. It is an infection of your lungs caused by bacteria. The symptoms include difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, wet cough, fever, etc.

3. Urinary tract infection: It is an infection in any part of your urinary system (kidneys, ureter, urethra, urinary bladder) caused by bacteria. The symptoms include burning sensation while urination, increased frequency to urinate, dark-coloured urine, etc.

3. Rickettsial diseases: It is a group of infections caused by a bacteria, rickettsia. The symptoms include fever, chills, severe headache, muscle pain, etc.

4. Anthrax: It is a serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus anthracis. It may affect your skin, lungs, intestine, or the site of injection.

5. Sexually transmitted diseases: It is a group of infections caused by bacteria that spreads through sexual contact.

6. Plague: It is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. It is spread through the bite of infected fleas (wingless insects), through direct contact, or by inhalation. In severe form, it may lead to septicaemic plague (blood infection that spreads throughout the body) and/or pneumonic plague (infecting the lungs).

7. Eye infections: Trachoma is a bacterial infection that affects your eyes and may lead to blindness. Conjunctivitis is the infection or swelling of the conjunctiva, the white part of the eye, and the inner eyelids.
Malaria prophylaxis
Malaria is an illness caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. The symptoms include high fever, chills, a feeling of discomfort, etc. Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is used to prevent malaria while travelling to malaria-prone regions.
Acne
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the pores of your skin become clogged, forming spots. It may cause whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. It may be infected by bacteria resulting in more severe acne. Hence, Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is used to treat acne where antibiotics are considered necessary due to bacterial infections.

When not to use?

Allergy
Avoid taking Minicycline 100 MG Capsule if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
Pregnancy
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is unsafe during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.
Breast-feeding
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may cause permanent teeth discolouration of your baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings
Use in children
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule may cause permanent teeth discolouration in children. Hence, it is not recommended for use in children less than 8 years of age except in a life-threatening condition.
Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria no longer respond to the antibiotics intended to kill them. Hence, complete the entire course of treatment with Minicycline 100 MG Capsule even if you feel better after few doses to avoid antibiotic resistance.
Photosensitivity
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule should be used with caution as it may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. It may cause itching, redness, skin rash, sunburn, etc. Therefore, avoid direct exposure to sunlight during treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor if you experience such symptoms.
Serious skin reactions
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule should be used with caution as it may cause serious skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a skin condition in which painful rash occur followed by the formation of blisters), exfoliative dermatitis (a skin condition in which the top layer of the skin is shredded), etc.
Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis is the weakness of your muscles that are responsible for movement. Minicycline 100 MG Capsule should be used with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may worsen your health condition.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a condition in which the immune system of your body attacks its own tissues. It can affect the skin, kidneys, brain, joints, and other organs. Lupus erythematosus may worsen while taking Minicycline 100 MG Capsule. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience tiredness, painful joints, rashes, or lesions on the skin while using this medicine.
Increased pressure inside skull
Minicycline 100 MG Capsule should be used with caution as it may increase the intracranial pressure (pressure inside your skull). This may lead to loss of vision. Consult your doctor immediately if you observe a blurring of vision. Avoid taking Isotretinoin (a medicine used to treat acne) along with Minicycline 100 MG Capsule as it may further increase the intracranial pressure.
Oesophageal ulcerations
Oesophagus is a tube that connects the mouth to your stomach. Minicycline 100 MG Capsule may cause irritation and ulcers in your oesophagus. Hence, avoid taking this medicine immediately before going to bed. Also, take this medicine with a sufficient amount of water to prevent irritation.

Dosage

Missed Dose
Try not to skip a dose of Minicycline 100 MG Capsule. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Overdose
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect an overdose of Minicycline 100 MG Capsule.

Interactions

General Instructions

Take Minicycline 100 MG Capsule as advised by your doctor.

Take this medicine with a sufficient amount of water. Avoiding taking this medicine immediately before going to bed. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medicine to prevent irritation in your food pipe and stomach.

Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.

Complete the entire course of treatment for better results and to prevent the risk of re-infection.

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