Minocin, also known as minocycline hydrochloride, is a form of the antibiotic tetracycline indicated in the treatment of numerous infections, most notably acne, infections caused by chlamydia, cholera, gonorrhea (when penicillin cannot be given), plague, respiratory and urinary tract infections, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, syphilis (when penicillin cannot be given) and typhus fever. Minocin works by inhibiting protein synthesis of a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Minocin in 1972.
Minocycline side effects include, but may not be limited to, inflamed joints
, anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic reaction), anemia
, appetite loss, blurry vision
, decreased hearing
, fever, fluid retention, headache
, hives, inflammation of the intestines and tongue, kidney
or liver failure
, rash and vomiting.Minocin has been linked to the development of lupus-like syndrome in young acne patients. A 1999 study that appeared in Archives of Internal Medicine examined data from 27,688 acne patients aged 15 to 29 in the United Kingdom. Physicians involved in the study determined Minocin use increased the risk of developing lupus-like syndrome 8.5-fold in young acne patients.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious side effects associated with Minocin. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
- Diarrhea: Overview
- Eye Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Hepatitis: Overview
- Joints & Muscles: Overview
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Failure: Overview
- Lupus: Overview
- Nausea: Overview