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Composition for MINOZ

Minocycline(100 mg)

food interaction for MINOZ

alcohol interaction for MINOZ

pregnancy interaction for MINOZ

lactation interaction for MINOZ

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Minoz od 100 mg capsule at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Minoz od 100 mg capsule.
Minoz od 100 mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Minoz od 100 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Minocycline(100 mg)


Minoz od 100 mg capsule is used to treat many bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections where penicillin is cannot be given to the patient.

How it works

Minoz od 100 mg capsule is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Redness of skin, Skin rash, Blurred vision, Changes in skin color, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Headache, Hearing disorder, Lightheadedness, Teeth discolouration, Tongue discolouration, Genital itching, Vaginal itching


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Expert advice for MINOZ

  • Minocycline should be given with caution in elderly patients with renal impairment.
  • The tablet should be taken at about the same time each day.
  • Do not give minocycline to children younger than 12 years of age.
  • Minocycline can make you sunburn more easily, avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds and wear appropriate clothing and use sunscreen.
  • Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking minocycline. These products can make minocycline less effective.
  • Do not take minocycline if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to minocycline hydrochloride, any other antibiotic from a group called tetracyclines or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take minocycline if you have been told that you have a condition called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue).
  • Avoid using minocycline if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: acute porphyria (disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs); myasthenia gravis (weakness and rapid muscle fatigue).
  • Avoid using minocycline if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking minocycline.
  • Do not drive or operate machines if you get headaches, light-headedness, dizziness or vertigo whilst taking minocycline.

Frequently asked questions for MINOZ


Q. Is minocycline a steroid/ a generic/ penicillin/does minocycline contains acetaminophen/contains sulfa/contains penicillin?
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It shows steroid like properties due its anti-inflammatory action. It is not penicillin and does not contains acetaminophen, sulfa or penicillin.
Q. Is minocycline used for sinus infections/UTI/ strep throat/tooth infection/ear infection/bronchitis/bladder infection/acne/tonsillitis/sinus infections?
Minocycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic and is used for a variety of bacterial infections. Always consult your doctor before taking this medicine for any indication.
Q. Is minocycline bad for you/is minocycline photosensitive/does minocycline cause weight gain/ affect periods?
Minocycline is safe if taken at recommended dosage and duration. It can cause side effects such as sensitivity to light, weight gain.
Q. Is minocycline safe for long term use/ can i take minocycline forever?
Minocycline is generally safe when taken on a long term basis especially for treatment of acne. Please consult your doctor for determination of duration for your treatment.
 Q. Is minocycline gluten free?
It is gluten free.
 Q. Is minocycline stronger than doxycycline?
Doxycycline and minocycline offer comparable efficacy in the treatment of acne. The effect of treatment differs based on the individual response. Always follow your doctor’s advice for choice of treatment.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)