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Possible side effects of Minocin may include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. While most side effects of the drug tend to be mild, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience serious side effects. Some of the potentially serious side effects include difficulty swallowing, bloody stools, fever, or blurred vision.

Minocin Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, Minocin® (minocycline hydrochloride) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Minocin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)

Serious Side Effects of Minocin

Some side effects with Minocin may indicate a potentially serious problem. If you experience any of these adverse reactions, immediately contact your healthcare provider. These potentially serious side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or severe throat pain
  • Darkening of skin, eye, or nail pigment (often a purple, blue, or grey, bruise-like appearance)
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Severe abdominal (stomach) cramps
  • Bloody stools
  • Unusual headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:


    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Wheezing
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Difficulty breathing. 


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