Often over the counter medications are just not enough and you need prescription drugs to fight those acne-causing bacteria. Minocycline is an oral antibiotic, which can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including severe acne.
What is Minocycline?
Minocycline is an oral tetracycline antibiotic that is often prescribed to patients whose acne has not responded to other treatments. Minocycline works by preventing acne-causing bacteria from making the proteins that they require to grow.
You may be prescribed minocycline if you have severe, inflamed acne which has not responded to other acne treating antibiotics, such as doxycycline. While doxycycline is also a tetracycline antibiotic, its effects tend to be milder than minocycline and it is usually prescribed as a first line treatment due to its low side effect profile.
Minocycline works by decreasing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and directly reducing skin inflammation and redness. Your doctor may prescribe a topical acne treatment to use alongside minocycline.
Order Minocycline online
Minocycline is only available with a valid prescription from a licensed physician. You can consult with a licensed doctor in your area using our online platform. Your allocated doctor will assess your condition and decide whether minocycline is suitable for you. If minocycline is right for you, your doctor will devise an individual treatment plan and issue you with a prescription. Minocycline is available under various brand names and as a generic medication, we can help you to decide on the most suitable option for your condition and budget.
How to use
When prescribed for acne, doctors will generally issue the extended release form of minocycline. Your dosage of minocycline will be calculated based on your body weight. Generally, the higher your weight, the greater the dosage that you require. Make sure you take the dosage that is prescribed to you by your doctor.
Minocycline may be taken either with or without food and at any time of the day. Taking your tablet with a full glass of water can help to reduce the risk of irritation to the esophagus and stomach.
Before purchasing minocycline, you must have a consultation with a doctor, this can be performed online through your phone, tablet or laptop, via the Seven Cells platform. Your doctor will decide whether minocycline is suitable for you, based on your condition and medical history.
During your consultation, be sure to tell your doctor about any medications that you are currently taking, even if they are non-prescribed, herbal, vitamins or supplemental medicines. It is important that your doctor identifies any possible drug interactions before prescribing you minocycline.
Any prescribed medication has the potential to cause adverse effects and minocycline is no different. Common side effects reported by patients using minocycline include: headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth and mood changes.
Minocycline may also increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so it is important that you use a high SPF sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun and avoid using sunlamps and tanning beds. Minocycline may cause areas of blue discolouration across the skin.
Very rarely, minocycline may cause more serious side effects, including:
- an intestinal infection characterized by persistent diarrhea or bloody stools
- liver problems which can lead to yellowing of the skin, tiredness and loss of appetite
- benign intracranial hypertension, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you must seek urgent medical assistance.