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Brand name: Minomycin TM

Active ingredients: minocycline

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 12 NOVEMBER 2003 : Minocycline may be used for the treatment of infections caused by any of the following organisms provided that they have been shown by bacteriological testing to be susceptible to minocycline: Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella and Proteus. It may also be used in the treatment of infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Beta-haemolytic) and Streptococcus faecalis but because a large proportion of these organisms are resistant to tetracyclines, minocycline should be used only if the orgaisms have been shown to be definitely sensitive. Tetracyclines, including minocycline, are not the drugs of choice in the treatment of staphylococcal infections. Minocycline may be considered for the treatment of such infections only if other suitable agents are not available and the organism has been shown to be sensitive to minocycline. Minocycline may be used in the treatment of tetracycline-resistant acne.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Round, convex, orange film coated tablet, engraved "M50" on one side, the other plain: approximately 6.35mm in diameter.

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient minocycline

  • Calcium and iron needs increased with long term use.
  • Do not take Aluminum or magnesium antacids or supplements while on this medication.
  • Take with food.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient minocycline

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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