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Minocin MR / Minocycline

(Minocycline hydrochloride 100mg)

Prices from £0.29* a capsule (56 capsules)

(*based on private prescription)


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PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer online consultations for this medication. However, we will dispense your NHS or Private Prescription should you wish us to do so.

What is it?

Minocin MR / Minocycline capsules contain the active ingredient minocycline hydrochloride, which is a type of antibiotic called a tetracycline. Minocycline is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. The Minocin MR is a brand name of minocycline which is used to treat acne.

Minocycline works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to produce proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow. Minocycline therefore stops the spread of the infection and the remaining bacteria are killed by the immune system or eventually die.

How to use?

  • Minocycline capsules are modified-release capsules that are taken once a day.
  • The capsules should be swallowed whole and not opened, crushed or chewed, as this would damage the modified release action.
  • They should be taken at the same time each day.
  • The capsules should be swallowed whole with plenty of water while you are sitting or standing.
  • Avoid taking a dose just before going to bed.
  • Minocycline can be taken either with or without food.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies or medicines containing aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc at the same time of day as this medicine.
  • It is important that you finish the prescribed course of this antibiotic medicine, even if you feel better or it seems the infection has cleared up. Stopping the course early increases the chance that the infection will come back and that the bacteria will grow resistant to the antibiotic.

Use with caution:

  • Children under 12 years of age.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Complete kidney failure.
  • Hereditary blood disorders called porphyrias.

Not to be used in:

  • Decreased kidney function.
  • Decreased liver function.
  • People taking medicines that may have Side Effects on the liver.
  • Abnormal muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
  • A condition called systemic lupus erythematosus, in which there is long-term inflammation of skin and some internal organs.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Where can I buy online?

PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer online consultations for this medication to treat a Dental Infection. However, we will dispense your NHS or Private Prescription should you wish us to do so.

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For full patient information, please read or print out the leaflet provided at the bottom of this page about Minocin / Minocycline capsules.


This patient information leaflet is provided for information purposes only. This leaflet information should not be used in contradiction with your Doctor or Pharmacist's advice. Medical Specialists recommend that you carefully read the information leaflet provided with your medication.  Medical Specialists will not accept liability for information displayed. Please refer to the leaflet provided with your medication for the latest manufacturer's information.

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