Minocycline (Minocin®, Dynacin®, Vectrin®) - A - Detailing from Skin Therapy Letter


Minocycline (Minocin®, Dynacin®, Vectrin®)







Suitable patients  
  • Any inflammatory acne or rosacea patient who is not likely to respond to topical therapy alone. If scarring present or nodulocystic acne a more aggressive approach may be necessary.
  • Those who prefer the convenience of single dose a day as well as being able to take the drug with food.
  • Those who understand that the risk of significant side effects is very uncommon.
Unsuitable patients Unsuitable patients
  • Avoid in SLE patients and their 1st degree relatives.
  • Avoid in significant hepatic and renal disease
  • Check LFT and ANA if suspicious symptoms of hypersensitivity.
  • Avoid all tetracyclines if history of hypersensitivity to Minocycline.
  • Not recommended in children under 8 years of age as permanent enamel hyperplasia, discoloration of teeth, and inhibition of fetal skeletal growth may occur.

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