Minicycline Capsule

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Minicycline Capsule Information

Minicycline Capsule is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Minicycline Capsule also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Minicycline Capsule is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Minicycline Capsule include Sensitive to light. While these are the most often observed Minicycline Capsule side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Minicycline Capsule are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Minicycline Capsule is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Minicycline Capsule has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Minicycline Capsule related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Minicycline Capsule are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Minicycline Capsule may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Minicycline Capsule is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Minicycline Capsule Benefits & Uses

Minicycline Capsule is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Minicycline Capsule Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Urethritis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Cervicitis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Anthrax
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.2 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Minicycline Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Minicycline Capsule safe for pregnant women?


    Minicycline should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Minicycline Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Minicycline should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Minicycline Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Minicycline is completely safe for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Minicycline Capsule on the Liver?


    Side effects of Minicycline rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Minicycline Capsule on the Heart?


    You can take Minicycline without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Minicycline Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Minicycline Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Minicycline Capsule

  • Is this Minicycline Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Minicycline Capsule.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Minicycline Capsule can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Minicycline Capsule should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Minicycline Capsule is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Minicycline Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Minicycline Capsule


    Taking Minicycline Capsule with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Minicycline Capsule


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Minicycline Capsule.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Minicycline Capsule

Question over 5 years ago

How does Minicycline work?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Minicycline works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis which is essential for bacterial growth and prevent us from bacterial infection. It also killed the certain bacteria which decreases the level of a chemical that causes ace and protects us from acne. 

Question about 4 years ago

Can I buy Minicycline over-the-counter?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

No, you can not buy Minicycline over-the-counter. It is a prescription drug, without prescription of a healthcare practitioner, you can not buy directly from the pharmacy. It is for our own safety taking antibiotics without doctors advice can lead to unwanted side effects.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I use Minicycline for acne?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Minicycline can effectively relieve from acne by decreasing the concentration oil which causes acne. It is a drug of choice for treating acne or skin infection.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Minicycline with milk?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

No, Minicycline should not be taken with milk because it delays the absorption drug by chelate formation with calcium which contains in milk.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Minicycline with contraceptive pill?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Avoid taking Minicycline with contraceptive pill because medicine can decrease the effects of the contraceptive pill. Keep your doctor informed before taking them together. Try other methods of contraception such as condoms, barrier methods to avoid unwanted pregnancies.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Doryx® (doxycycline hyclate)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 829

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1191-1193

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