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Minocycline: empty stomach vs after food?

What difference does it make whether you take it on empty stomach or after food? Can you get better result if you take it on empty stomach?

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I'm also on Minocyline.. I'm into my 4th week...

My derm. instructed me to take it on an empty stomach, because it will be absorbed better.. He said that if you take it with food, the food will interfere with the medicine being absorbed by your body...

Hope this helps smile.gif

P.S. The derm. also mentioned that if I wanted to eat a meal, to eat it atleast 2 hours before I take the medicine...

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According to my reseach (combo of googling and pharmacist)

take the generic brand without food to help absorbtion

if you're on the brand name (I think that's Minocin) then you can take it either way

For both generic and brand name, you can't eat dairy or eggs half an hour before and after taking the pill. Something about the proteins in dairy and eggs messes with how the pill is absorbed.

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