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Horrible stomach aches on Minocycline

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Are you drinking a full sized glass of water with each dose?

Possible side effects of Minocycline :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Changes in skin color; diarrhea; difficulty swallowing; dizziness; feeling of a whirling motion; lightheadedness; loss of appetite; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; unsteadiness; vomiting

How to use Minocycline :

Use Minocycline as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Minocycline by mouth. Do not take Minocycline with food or milk unless otherwise directed. Minocycline is sometimes taken with food or milk to reduce stomach upset. However, certain foods and milk may bind with Minocycline , preventing its full absorption. To avoid this problem, take Minocycline 2 to 3 hours before or after milk or any food containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium.

If you also take bismuth salts (eg, bismuth subsalicylate), calcium salts (eg, calcium carbonate), colestipol, iron salts (eg, iron sulfate), magnesium, urinary alkalinizers (eg, daily antacids), sucralfate, vitamins/minerals, quinapril, didanosine, or zinc salts (eg, zinc sulfate), do not take them within 2 to 3 hours before or after taking Minocycline . Check with your doctor if you have questions.

Take Minocycline with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking Minocycline .

To clear up your infection completely, take Minocycline for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.

Minocycline works best if it is taken at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose of Minocycline , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.


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No:

It says contact your doctor, listed under the possibly serious. :(

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There ya go :) Try it as instucted up there^ If it persists -then call the doc ;)


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Each time I take minocycline... I get this horrible stomach ache about 10 minutes later :X Tonight I almost puked. Is this normal? :unsure:

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Yeah, I was experiencing the same stuff as you. I'd take Mino first thing in the morning on an empty stomach with a full glass of water and almost immediately after my stomach would ache and then I would get really bad headaches throughout the day :wall:.

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You cannot have dairy two hours before or two hours after taking the pill, you have to wait thirty minutes after taking it before you can lie down, and all this bullshit

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Take it with a meal for sure. Every time I take mino without eating (because I'm lazy and I cant be stuffed) 10 minutes later I'll get really naseous and my stomach will cramp. Not good. Usually takes half a day to go away too.

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Eat a nice meal low in Calcium, then take Mino. You don't have to really drink a huge glass of water, but whatever works for you.

I learned fast...if you wanna survive on a tetracycline, you'll have to eat, then pop the pills..

Yes i've puked twice, gotten sick about 10 times...and learned my lesson. Empty stomach + pill = 1 hour of HELL.

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i was on doxycycline and my stomach always hurt until i ate a piece of bread before swallowing it.

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Ive only been taking Mino for 2 days now, but i get up every morning and take it on an empty sotmach with a full glass of water and have not yet had any stomach aches or headaches.


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i'm on minocycline long term (over a year) and i have found i get plenty of stomach problems (actually more like GI problems :confused: ) but i can't be entirely sure that they're from the mino as my blood work says my liver etc. is all normal! i find with mino you have to figure out a good schedule for you, for example i can get nauseous if i take it first thing in the morning, so often i take it AFTER my shower and after my body has gotten used to be "awake" and so it doesn't hit me too hard. You may have to adjust with your body's cycle for example during my period i get MAJOR stomach problems (just my personal problem, i'm on B/C and even THAT can't save me tho i am spared 14 day long periods thank god which i used to have). Anyways during that time i sometimes don't take it when my stomach is REALLY upset. As long as its consistent after a month or so in your system and if you're on it longer term you can miss a day or so here and there to give your tummy a rest!


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