Horrible stomach aches on Minocycline
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:14 PM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:29 PM
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.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:42 PM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:43 PM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:54 PM
That happened to me also even with a full glass of water! That is why I went off of it after three weeks. I did the opposite. I went off of it and then I told my dr. I couldnt stand it. It wasnt helping my acne. It was getting worse actually and there are too many rules about how you are supposed to take it. 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
Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:25 AM
Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:05 AM
According to the derm I went to, that's not really true, for minocycline you can actually have it with dairy; it doesn't work quite as well, but it does still reach about 95% absorption. So you can actually take it with a meal, although its a bit better to take it on an empty stomach.
You can't take it with antacids, calcium or other mineral supplements because they're much stronger and really do block it.
Other pills like doxycycline and tetracycline are much more strongly affected by food than minocycline, and that's one of the advantages of minocycline.
Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:14 AM
Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:25 AM
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.
Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:11 PM
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