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Important Instructions for Minocin

When and How Do I Take It?

Some considerations for people taking this drug include the following:
 
  • The medication comes as a capsule that is taken by mouth, usually two to four times daily.
     
  • Minocin can be taken with or without food.
     
  • It is important to take the capsules with plenty of water (or other fluids) while in an upright position, in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat. Do not lie down immediately after taking this medication.
     
  • It does not matter what time of day you take this medication. However, it should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your system.
     
  • For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work adequately if you stop taking it too soon.
     

Dosing Information for Minocin

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

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by your healthcare provider.
 
Possible side effects of this drug include, but are not limited to:
 
(Click Minocin Side Effects to learn more.)
 

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