MINOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE - minocycline hydrochloride capsule 
Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.




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Read the Patient Information that comes with minocycline hydrochloride capsules before you or a family member starts taking them and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or treatment.

What are minocycline hydrochloride capsules?

Minocycline hydrochloride capsules are a tetracycline-class antibiotic medicine. Minocycline hydrochloride capsules are used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the skin, respiratory tract, urinary tract, some sexually transmitted diseases, and others. Minocycline hydrochloride capsules may be used along with other treatments for severe acne.

Sometimes, other germs, called viruses cause infections. The common cold is a virus. Minocycline hydrochloride capsules, like other antibiotics, do not treat viruses.

Who should not use minocycline hydrochloride capsules?

Do not take minocycline hydrochloride capsules if you are allergic to minocycline or other tetracycline antibiotics.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medications if you are not sure. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in minocycline hydrochloride capsules.

Minocycline hydrochloride capsules are not recommended for pregnant women or children up to 8 years old because:

  1. Minocycline hydrochloride capsules may harm an unborn baby
  2. Minocycline hydrochloride capsules may permanently turn a baby's or child's teeth yellow-gray-brown during tooth development. Tooth development happens in the last half of pregnancy and birth to age 8 years.

What should I tell my doctor before starting minocycline hydrochloride capsules?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Minocycline hydrochloride capsules and other medicines may interact. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

Know the medicines you take, keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take minocycline hydrochloride capsules?

What are the possible side effects of minocycline hydrochloride capsules?

Minocycline hydrochloride capsules may cause serious side effects. Stop minocycline hydrochloride capsules and call your doctor if you have:

Minocycline hydrochloride capsules may also cause:

These are not all the side effects with minocycline hydrochloride capsules. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


How should I store minocycline hydrochloride capsules?

General advice about minocycline hydrochloride capsules

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use minocycline hydrochloride capsules for a condition for which they were not prescribed. Do not give minocycline hydrochloride capsules to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. They may harm them.

This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about minocycline hydrochloride capsules. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor.

Your doctor or pharmacist can give you information about minocycline hydrochloride capsules that is written for health care professionals. For more information, you can also call Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. at 1-877-993-8779.

What are the ingredients in minocycline hydrochloride capsules USP?

Active ingredient: minocycline hydrochloride, USP, 50 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg

Inactive ingredients:

Drug Product: corn starch and magnesium stearate.

Capsule Shell: gelatin and titanium dioxide. In addition, the 100 mg capsule shells contain D&C Red #28, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, and red iron oxide; the 75 mg capsule shells contain black iron oxide; and the 50 mg capsule shells contain D&C Red #33, FD&C Red #3, and FD&C Yellow #6.

Printing Ink: black iron oxide, propylene glycol, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red #40 Aluminum Lake and shellac. In addition, the 50 mg and 100 mg ink contains strong ammonia solution.

Revised: 10/2022
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