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Minocin

MINOCIN®
(minocycline hydrochloride) Oral Suspension

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of MINOCIN® Oral Suspension and other antibacterial drugs, MINOCIN® Oral Suspension should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.




DRUG DESCRIPTION

MINOCIN® minocycline hydrochloride, is a semisynthetic derivative of tetracycline, 4,7Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2naphthacenecarboxamide monohydrochloride.

Its structural formula is:

MINOCIN®  (minocycline hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

MINOCIN® Oral Suspension contains of minocycline HCl equivalent to 50 mg of minocycline per 5 mL (10 mg/mL) and the following inactive ingredients: Alcohol, Butylparaben, Calcium Hydroxide, Cellulose, Decaglyceryl Tetraoleate, Edetate Calcium Disodium, Guar Gum, Polysorbate 80, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Sulfite (see WARNINGS) and Sorbitol.

What are the possible side effects of minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • stomach cramps, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • pale or yellowed skin, weakness, dark colored urine, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • fever, skin rash, bruising, severe...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/14/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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