Seysara vs. Minocin

Are Seysara and Minocin the Same Thing?

Seysara (sarecycline) and Minocin (minocycline hydrochloride) are tetracycline antibiotics used to treat severe acne.

Minocin is also used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.

Side effects of Seysara and Minocin that are similar include nausea.

Side effects of Seysara that are different from Minocin include vaginal yeast infections.

Side effects of Minocin that are different from Seysara include dizziness, tired feeling, spinning sensation (vertigo), joint or muscle pain, discoloration of skin/nails/gums, diarrhea, upset stomach, skin rash or itching, swollen tongue, and vaginal itching or discharge.

Both Seysara and Minocin may interact with some other antibiotics and retinoids.

Seysara may also interact with oral antacids and iron preparations, anticoagulants, and P-glycoprotein substrates.

Minocin may also interact with acetaminophen (Tylenol), methotrexate, antifungals, blood thinners, cholesterol medications, heart or blood pressure medicines, migraine headache medicines, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Seysara?

Common side effects of Seysara include:

  • nausea and
  • vaginal yeast infections

What Are Possible Side Effects of Minocin?

Common side effects of Minocin include:

  • dizziness,
  • tired feeling,
  • spinning sensation,
  • joint or muscle pain,
  • discoloration of your skin or nails or gums,
  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • upset stomach,
  • skin rash or itching,
  • swollen tongue, or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Minocin including:

  • stomach cramps,
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody,
  • flu symptoms,
  • sores in your mouth and throat,
  • weakness,
  • dark colored urine,
  • unusual bleeding,
  • purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin,
  • fever,
  • skin rash,
  • bruising,
  • severe tingling or numbness,
  • muscle weakness,
  • loss of appetite,
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes,
  • chest pain,
  • irregular heart rhythm,
  • cough,
  • wheezing,
  • shortness of breath,
  • confusion,
  • vomiting,
  • swelling,
  • weight gain,
  • urinating less than usual or not at all,
  • headache or pain behind your eyes,
  • ringing in your ears,
  • vision problems,
  • joint pain or swelling with fever,
  • swollen glands,
  • muscle aches,
  • general ill feeling,
  • unusual thoughts or behavior,
  • seizures (convulsions), or
  • a severe skin reaction.

What Is Seysara?

Seysara (sarecycline) is a tetracycline-class antibiotic drug indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older.

What Is Minocin?

Minocin (minocycline hydrochloride) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.

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What Drugs Interact With Seysara?

Seysara may interact with oral retinoids, antacids and iron preparations, penicillin, anticoagulants, and P-glycoprotein substrates. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Seysara is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may harm a fetus. Seysara passes into breast milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions on bone and tooth development, breastfeeding is not recommended while using Seysara.

What Drugs Interact With Minocin?

Minocin may interact with other antibiotics, acetaminophen (Tylenol), isotretinoin, methotrexate, antifungals, blood thinners, cholesterol medications, heart or blood pressure medicines, migraine headache medicines, or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Minocin should not be used during pregnancy. It could harm the fetus or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Minocin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) while using minocycline.

How Should Seysara Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Seysara is once daily with or without food: 60 mg for patients who weigh 33-54 kg, 100 mg for patients who weigh55-84 kg, and 150 mg for patients who weigh 85-136 kg.

How Should Minocin Be Taken?

The usual dosage of Minocin is 200 mg initially followed by 100 mg every 12 hours.

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References
Almirall. Seysara Product Information.

https://www.seysara-hcp.com

FDA. Minocin Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2010/050649023lbl.pdf

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