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Minocin is a tetracycline antibiotic used with other medication for the treatment of acne. It is a prescription medication available after a doctor's consultation. At HealthExpress, you can order Minocin online and receive your treatment the very next day when ordered and approved by 4.30pm.

Minocin has been discontinued by the manufacturer and the production has been stopped. If you're unsure about alternatives to this antibiotic, we advise you to consult your doctor for an ideal substitute. If you have already spoke to your doctor, or know another method you are satisfied with, we offer the effective solution Duac for treating acne.
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What is Minocin?

Minocin (also referred to as minocycline) is an effective acne treatment. It contains the active ingredient minocycline hydrochloride, which is a form of antibiotic called a tetracycline. It works by interfering with the bacteria associated with acne, stopping them from growing and multiplying, this then enables the body's natural defenses to remove them effectively. Minocin is administered in the form of a 100mg capsule and can be used by men and women over the age of 18 with acne.

How does Minocin work?

The active ingredient, minocycline hydrochloride, effectively treats acne by targeting the bacteria responsible for the infection. By preventing these bacteria from producing proteins, the minocycline stops them from multiplying and growing. This means the infection is unable to spread and the body's natural immune system is able to kill off the remaining bacteria and end the infection.

Minocycline targets the bacteria propionibacterium acnes, which as the name suggests is the main bacteria associated with the appearance of acne. Spots are caused by inflamed and irritated sebaceous glands due to the buildup of dirt and bacteria beneath the skin. Minocycline can help to reduce this inflammation, so the skin is able to heal.[1]

What are the benefits of Minocin?

There are a number of significant benefits that can be experienced when taking Minocin capsules. These include:

  • The ability to treat acne infections, meaning spots are healed and the skin condition is improved.
  • Easy to use capsule form compared to other acne medication such as creams and gels.
  • A lower concentration compared to other acne treatments reducing the risk of side effects.
  • Improved self-confidence from clearer skin
  • The likelihood of scarring from acne is also reduced.
  • Money can be saved that would normally be spent on creams and lotions for the treatment of your acne.

How to use Minocin

Minocin is available in the form of capsules, in a 100 mg dosage. Using these tablets when treating acne are quite straightforward.

  • These capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water once daily, at the same time every day.
  • You can choose to take the capsules either with or without food.
  • You should never adjust your dosage, unless you have specifically been advised to do so by your doctor.

You should be aware that no acne medication is an instantaneous treatment and it may take several weeks before you start to notice improvement in the condition of your skin. If you do not see immediate improvement, you shouldn't feel disheartened and should continue to take the capsules until the course of treatment is finished. If you complete the full course of treatment and still have not seen an improvement, you should speak to your doctor.

Precautions/interactions when using Minocin?

Though Minocin is a safe antibiotic drug, it is only available on prescription because it is not considered to be safe for everyone. Certain medical conditions circumstances may mean you will not be prescribed this medication. In these cases, an alternative may be offered. Therefore, there are some precautions that should be considered before taking Minocin.

  • Minocin shouldn't be used if you have an allergy to tetracycline antibiotics.
  • This medication shouldn't be taken during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.
  • Medications such as anticoagulants, diuretics and penicillin antibiotics are not safe to take alongside Minocin.
  • Minocin should be used with caution if you are dealing with decreased kidney or liver function, or abnormal muscle weakness.
  • This treatment shouldn't be taken if you have complete kidney failure or have a hereditary blood disorder.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption when taking Minocin tablets.

You should disclose any other relevant medical information during your online consultation if you would like to buy Minocin, this is to ensure our doctor can make an informed decision when prescribing the treatment for you.[2]

What are the side effects of Minocin?

As with most medications, there are some potential side effects that may occur when taking Minocin. Common side effects can include:

  • Dizziness, diarrhoea, headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, chest pain, and muscle pain.

Far less common side effects can possibly include muscle stiffness, hearing loss, hives, and drowsiness. Any potential side effects that could occur whilst taking Minocin are generally mild in nature, if they even occur at all. If any side effects persist, it is recommended that you talk to a doctor or your local GP.

How can I buy Minocin online safely?

If you would like to purchase Minocin online you can do so at HealthExpress where we provide a quick, free online consultation process. If you would like to order this or any other acne medication we ask that you upload a picture of your acne if possible. This will be used in the diagnostic process, as the various treatments are intended for acne of different severities.

Once you have done this and completed the consultation, a UK qualified doctor will verify based on this information whether Minocin will be suitable for you to take. If this is the case, a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy for dispatch. All our medication is sent via our free next day and same-day delivery service.

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Excellent 08 Mar

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Service Review:Vary fast service.

Excellent 01 Jan

Product Review:Brilliant service!

Service Review:Brilliant service!

Excellent 02 Dec

Product Review:Fast Service. Many thanks.

Service Review:Fast Service. Many thanks.

Excellent 01 Nov

Product Review:Quick diagnosis and delivery

Service Review:Quick diagnosis and delivery

Excellent 11 Jul

Product Review:The only thing that works for my bad skin

Service Review:Excellent service every time - never a problem and always arrives the next day

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