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About brand name of the drug
Minoz 100 mg (Minocycline) is a medical formulation in the tablet form which is manufactured by India based Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The active ingredient in it, which is responsible for its action is Minocycline Hydrochloride. It is used for the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. Minoz 100mg falls under the class of Tetracycline antibiotics.
About the drug
Minoz 100 mg contains Minocycline as its active pharmaceutical ingredient. It is available with the dosage strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg. It can be easily available in online pharmacies, medical shops, or local chemist shops. It is a schedule H drug and hence can only be bought when having a prescription to it. It is a good antibiotic and is used in treating various bacterial infections such as Acne.
Some other brands similar to Minoz 100 mg are
- Divaine 100 mg
- Minolox 100 mg
About salt of the drug
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic medicine which is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic that acts against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria and relieves various infections of the lungs, skin and reproductive organs. Minocycline, which is the active ingredient in Minoz 100 mg, is, hence, used for various infections as follows:
- Gonorrhea in penicillin allergic patients
- Respiratory tract infections
Medical Uses of the drug
Minoz 100 mg is used for the treatment of the following infections:
Acne is the most common skin infection, mostly prevailing in teenagers. It is a condition of the skin in which the hair follicles become filled with oil and dead skin cells and forms whiteheads, blackheads or pimples.
It is an infection where the air sacs in the lungs (one or both) are swollen and may get filled with fluid or pus which causes cough with pus, fever, chills and obstructs breathing. Its seriousness ranges from mild to even life threatening.
Working of the drug
Minoz 100 mg (Minocycline) consists of Minocycline which is a broad spectrum tetracycline antibiotic. It acts by accumulating inside the bacterial cell through passive diffusion and then inhibits the bacterial protein synthesis by attaching to the 30 S subunit of the bacterial ribosome. It, hereby, prevents the synthesis of essential proteins which are required for bacterial growth and shows a bacteriostatic action which acts against both, gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
- Side effects
Though the use if Minoz 100 mg is not associated with severe side effects but one can experience some of the following while using Minoz 100 mg:
- Discoloration of teeth
- Skin Rashes
- Vision changes
- Hearing changes
Some rare side effects of Minoz 100 mg are:
- Intracranial hypertension
- Severe allergy
- Difficulty in breathing
If any of these listed effects last long or worsens, promptly consult to your nearest doctor.
How to use
Minoz 100 mg is a Schedule H drug which should be used only when prescribed by a registered medical practitioner. The patient should use the drug as directed by the physician. Some instructions should be kept in mind while using Minoz 100 mg which are as follows:
- This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless directed otherwise by the doctor
- It should be best taken empty stomach, usually 2-3 hours before or after meals
- Avoid consuming dairy products such as milk or curd while using Minoz 100 mg
- Do not lie down or sleep after using Minoz 100 mg for at least 10 minutes
Drugs that are known to interact with this medicine
Drug interactions occur when some other drugs interfere with the existing drug and can manipulate the desired effect of the drug. It can cause severe side effects when two or more drugs are taken together. Minoz 100 mg shows some drugs interactions with the followings:
- Hormonal birth control medicines like estradiol
- Drugs used in blood related diseases like warfarin
- Retinoid medications like acitretin and isotretinoin
- Penicillin antibiotics like penicillin G and ampicillin
- Antacids and iron containing products
- Medicine which used in the treatment of epilepsy like phenytoin
When to avoid taking the drug
Minoz 100 mg should be avoided in the conditions as follows:
- Avoid taking Minoz 100 mg if the patient is allergic to any type of tetracycline
- Do not administer this medication to children below the age of 12
- Do not take this medication if the patient is undergoing mineral supplement, multivitamins, and antacid therapy
- Don't use this medicine who have impaired liver or kidney(s)
Things to avoid when using the drug
One should avoid the following when taking Minoz 100 mg:
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight after taking this medication as it can increase the risk of sunburn
- Avoid consumption of mineral containing food like milk, curd, etc. as it can lead to discoloration of teeth
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medication as it can lead to increased adverse effects
- Avoid sleeping for around 1 hour after taking this medication so as to have the desired effect
General Information and Precautions
- Minoz 100 mg must be kept away from children's reach
- This medication may be photosensitive and can increase the risk of sunburn and it is advisable not to go out in sun after taking Minoz 100 mg
- Do not miss any dose and complete the whole treatment as advised by your doctor even if you start feeling better. Stopping the treatment before time can invite further infection
- Antibiotics can cause diarrhea which can an indication of new infection and it is advisable not to use Minoz 100 mg without consulting your doctor
- Alcohol: Minoz 100 mg should not be used with alcohol as it can worsen the situation.
- Pregnancy: It should not be taken by pregnant women as it can harm the fetus.
- Driving: As it can cause dizziness, it should not be used before driving or operating heavy machines.
- Age: It should not be used in children below the age of 8 years as it causes permanent teeth discoloration.
- Lactation: It is not recommended to use Minoz 100 mg while breastfeeding because it can potentially harm the baby.
- Minoz 100 mg (Minocycline) is a Schedule ‘H' drug and should not be kept within the reach of children
- This medication should be stored in temperature not exceeding the room temperature
- It should be stored in cool and dry place and in a tightly closed container
- It should be kept away from sunlight as it is photosensitive and can be degraded in the presence of sunlight
General FAQs regarding the drug
How should I take this medication?
Ans. This medication should be taken 2-3 hours before or after meals. A person taking this medication should avoid eating food containing minerals such as milk, cheese, etc.
How many tablets one should take in a day?
Ans. One should take only 1 or 2 tablets of Minoz 100 mg in a day unless your doctor prescribes otherwise.
Is it safe to use Minoz 100 mg in pregnancy?
Ans. It is not recommended to use this medication during pregnancy or during lactation as it can potentially harm the baby.