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Minolox 50 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Minolox 50 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in some infections of the lungs, urinary tract, eyes, and others. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

Minolox 50 Tablet is also used to treat many sexually transmitted diseases and a skin condition known as acne. It may be taken with or without food. However, you should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and skin reaction on exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity). Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to any antibiotic or liver or kidney problems before taking this medicine. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it. It may blur your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Uses of Minolox Tablet

Side effects of Minolox Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Minolox

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Photosensitivity
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Photosensitivity
    Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine and for a few months after you have finished taking it. This is because your skin will become much more sensitive to the sun and may burn, tingle or severely blister if you do not. Make sure to wear sunscreen when outside. Always wear a hat and clothes which cover your arms and legs. If it does not go away or get worse, you should consult your doctor.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Minolox Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Minolox 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Minolox Tablet works

Minolox 50 Tablet is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Minolox 50 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Minolox 50 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Minolox 50 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Minolox 50 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Minolox 50 Tablet can cause lightheadedness, visual disturbances, dizziness, ringing in the ears, a feeling of dizziness or spinning (vertigo). This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Minolox 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Minolox 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Minolox 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Minolox 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Minolox 50 Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Minolox 50 Tablet affects you.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Discontinue Minolox 50 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Minolox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Magflux
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Patient Concerns

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Pres Alt med for Minolox 100 mg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
We can't suggest alternates
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. What does Minolox do for acne?

Minolox belongs to tetracycline class of medicine. It treats the infection by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria. It kills the acne-causing bacteria, which infect pores. It also decreases certain natural oily substance that causes acne.

Q. Can I take Minolox during pregnancy?

Minolox should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause harm to your unborn baby. Using the medicine during the last half of pregnancy may cause permanent discolouration of teeth and underdevelopment of tooth enamel. Discuss with your doctor for any further query.

Q. What should I avoid while on Minolox?

Minolox may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight. It is advised to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Furthermore, avoid alcohol while on Minolox as it may increase risk of liver toxicity.

Q. Can Minolox get you high?

No, Minolox is not known to get anyone high. It does not cause dependence either physical or psychological. Also, it does not have any abuse potential.

Q. Does Minolox affect contraception?

Minolox reduces the effectiveness of oral birth control pills. Therefore, one should use other methods of contraception while on treatment with Minolox. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Does Minolox cause dizziness?

Yes, Minolox may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, and a feeling of spinning (vertigo). If you experience any of these symptoms avoid driving or operating machinery.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Minolox for acne?

Do not stop taking Minolox without consulting your doctor. Minolox should be given for a minimum of 6 weeks for acne. However, if there is no improvement after 6 months of treatment with Minolox, it should be stopped. Consult your prescribing physician who will suggest other therapies.

Q. How should Minolox be taken?

Take Minolox exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. It should be taken with plenty of water to reduce the chances of irritation and ulceration of food pipe.

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