Divaine 100 Tablets (Minocycline)
What is minocycline?
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Minocycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others. Minocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use minocycline if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. 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 this medicine. 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 this medication. Minocycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old. Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking minocycline. These products can make this medicine less effective. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label has passed. Using expired minocycline can cause damage to your kidneys.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to minocycline or to similar antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline, or tetracycline. If you are using minocycline to treat gonorrhea, your doctor may test you to make sure you do not also have syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease. To make sure minocycline is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: liver disease; kidney disease; or asthma or sulfite allergy.
You should not use minocycline if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. 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. You should not breast-feed while you are taking this medicine. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Minocycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.
How should I take minocycline?
Take minocycline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. You may take minocycline with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Use this medicine 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. Minocycline will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold. If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests. This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using minocycline. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Throw away any minocycline not used before the expiration date on the medicine label. Using expired minocycline can cause damage to your kidneys.
Divaine Tablet – Side-effects
• The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Divaine Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur.
• Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
• Breathlessness, Loss of appetite, Discoloration of teeth, Increased liver enzymes, Diminished capacity for physical sensation, Reduction in blood platelets and white blood cells.