Minomycin capsules are an antibiotic medication, also known by their nomenclature Minocycline. It is used to treat certain infections and is determined by the doctor according to his/her condition and medical situation. Minomycin capsules are said to have several interactions with certain medical conditions and complications like pregnancy, renal problems and of course allergies that we discuss below.
Chemical composition and reaction
Minomycin capsules are tetracycline antibiotics that work on bacterial growth. These medications slow down bacterial growth and allow the natural immune system to destroy the bacteria. However, an overdose of Minomycin has been found to develop several side effects and complications as discussed below
Before using Minomycin capsules, make sure you´ve consulted the doctor for the following points:
- Using Minomycin while pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
- Dietary supplements and(or) non-prescription medications.
- Kidney, liver problems or certain other diseases like porphyria, lupus, etc.
Minomycin capsules also interact with other medications. These include:
- Aluminum salts as these have been observed to decrease the efficiency of the capsule.
- Acitretin or isotretin medications.
- Anticoagulants or ergot alkaloids because of their interaction with Minomycin capsules resulting in increased risk of side effects.
- Penicillin antibiotics.
- Medicines that harm the liver like methotrexate, isoniazid, etc. as these increase the side effects related to liver damage.
Minomycin capsules exhibit a number of side effects, namely:
- Blood in urine or stools.
- Headaches and pain in the eyes.
- Loss of appetite.
- Changes in heartbeats tending towards faster rates.
- Joint or muscle pains.
- Rashes on skins, reddish lesions.
- Blistering and burning sensation on the skin.
- Confusion and being out of sync.
- Vision problems often resulting in blurred senses.
- Chest pain and convulsion on the neck or limbs.
- Sores and ulcers in the mouth and lips.
- Heavy breathing.
- Unusual bleeding and bruises.
- Yellowy eyes and skin.
- Abdominal pain and stomach cramps.
However, these side effects are just temporary and rarely happen, often at times of only excessive dosage. The most common side effects are diarrhea and gastrointestinal complications that accompany most antibiotics.
Usual dosage of Minomycin capsules starts from 200 mg followed by 100 mg capsules every 12 hours. Alternatively, doctors prescribe 50 mg capsules to be taken twice or four times a day. Dosage may vary for pregnant women or for individuals with additional medical conditions.
Minomycin capsules have been found to cause pregnancy complications especially towards fetal development. Minomycin capsules have thus been assigned category D by the FDA. These capsules cause fetal toxicity, congenital complications including improper limb development. Doctors are therefore advised to communicate of the potential hazards these capsules carry.