Minomycin (Minocycline, Dynacin, Myrac) General Information

Minomycin (Minocycline) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Minomycin is proven to provide highly effective treatment of skin acne and bacterial infections, and is one of the top prescribed medications by doctors!

Generic Minomycin is also marketed as: Dynacin, Minocin PAC, Myrac, Minomycin, Solodyn, Vectri, and Minocycline.

Minomycin is manufactured by Sigma Pharmaceuticals.


Minomycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat acne and a wide range of bacterial infections, including infections of the skin, respiratory, genitourinary tract, ear, nose, throat, and eyes, as well as to prevent meningitis.

Minomycin is primarily used to treat severe acne, where bacterial infection has developed and has not cleared up using topical treatments. Generic Minomycin is also used to treat other skin infections, including impetigo (a superficial skin infection common in young children); folliculitis (infection of the hair root); furunculosis, (boils); and infected wounds.

Other conditions that Genreic Minomycin is used for include: respiratory infections; genitourinary tract infections; ear, nose, and throat infections; eye infections; and to prevent the development of symptoms in meningitis carriers.

How to take

You should take Minomycin with a glass of water, with or without food, once or twice daily, depending on what you are being treated for. The dose you take and for how long should be as recommended by your doctor, which may be for a few days, weeks or months, depending on what you are being treated for and you should continue for at least 24 to 48 hours after symptoms have gone. The treatment of acne should be continued for a minimum of 6 weeks and for up to 6 months. You should continue to take Minomycin even if you feel better, until you have completed the prescribed course of treatment.

Side effects

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Minomycin, include: dizziness; drowsiness, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, skin rash, sensitivity to light, fungal infections like thrush. More serious but rare side effects include hepatitis, acute liver failure and exacerbation of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.


Do not use Minomycin if you are taking other medication that interacts with it, including: penicillin antibiotics, and the anticoagulant warfarin.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life.

This medication can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while using Minomycin.


You should not use Minomycin if you:

  • are allergic to minocycline or other tetracycline antibiotics or any other ingredients in Minomycin
  • are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have liver or kidney disease; or systemic lupus erythematosus
  • are under 12 years of age
  • are taking antacids or supplements that contain iron, calcium, magnesium, aluminium or zinc salts preparations, which may reduce the absorption of minocycline
  • are taking oral contraceptive as there is incidence of breakthrough bleeding which may cause contraception failure

Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Minomycin, take it as soon as you remember. Unless it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.


You should store your Minomycin at room temperature below 25°C in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.