Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn
Generic Name: minocycline (Pronunciation: mye no SYE kleen)
What is minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn)?
Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dynacin 100 mg
gray/white, imprinted with 0498, DYNACIN 100 mg
Dynacin 50 mg-PAR
oblong, white, imprinted with par, 511
Dynacin 75 mg
gray, imprinted with DYNACIN 75MG, 0499
Minocin Pellets 100 mg
dark green/light green, imprinted with Lederle M46, Lederle 100 mg
Minocycline 100 mg Pellet-ESI
green/yellow, imprinted with 59911 5870
Minocycline 100 mg-TEV
maroon/pink, imprinted with TEVA, 3167
Minocycline 100 mg-WAT
gray/yellow, imprinted with MINOCYCLINE 100, DAN 5695
Minocycline 50 mg Pellet-ESI
yellow, imprinted with 59911 5869
Minocycline 50 mg-TEV
pink, imprinted with TEVA, 3165
Minocycline 50 mg-WAT
yellow, imprinted with MINOCYCLINE 50 mg, DAN 5694
Minocycline 75 mg-TEV
gray/white, imprinted with 93 7300
Minocycline 75 mg-WAT
white/yellow, imprinted with WPI, MINOCYCLINE 75
Myrac 100 mg
oblong, yellow, imprinted with STIEFEL, 7340
Myrac 50 mg
oblong, yellow, imprinted with STIEFEL, 7338
Myrac 75 mg
oblong, yellow, imprinted with STIEFEL, 7339
Vectrin 100 mg
green, imprinted with VECTRIN 100 mg
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:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Solodyn)?
Minocycline 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) to prevent pregnancy while using minocycline.
Minocycline passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Children should not take minocycline. Minocycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Minocycline can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking minocycline. These products can make minocycline less effective.
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label has passed. Using expired minocycline can cause damage to your kidneys.
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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