Minocycline
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Minocycline?

(mi noe SYE kleen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a variety of bacterial infections.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take bismuth (Pepto-Bismol®), calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, multivitamins with minerals, colestipol, cholestyramine, didanosine, or antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

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