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Minocin Dosage

When determining your dosage of Minocin, your healthcare provider will consider several factors, such as your weight, the medical condition being treated, other medications you are taking, and other medical conditions you may have. This medication is not approved for use in children under 8 years old. The typical starting dosage for treating most bacterial infections is 200 mg, followed by 100 mg taken twice a day for 4 to 15 days.

An Overview of Your Minocin Dosage

The dose of Minocin® (minocycline hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Minocin Dosing for Bacterial Infections

The recommended dosage of Minocin for most types of bacterial infections is 200 mg to start, followed by 100 mg, taken twice a day for 4 to 15 days. For chronic or more serious infections, treatment can be carried out for a longer period of time. In some cases, your healthcare provider may recommend taking the medication four times a day (instead of twice daily).
 
In children ages 8 years old or older, your healthcare provider will prescribe Minocin based on body weight. The dosing is usually 4 mg per kilogram of body weight for the first dose, followed by 2 mg per kilogram of body weight twice daily. Children should not exceed the usual adult dosage. Minocin is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years old (due to the risk of permanent tooth discoloration).
 

Minocin Antibiotic Information

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