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Minocycline Capsules

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Minocycline Capsules
Product Information
Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
For
Horses
Generic Name
Minocycline
Brand Names
Minocin®, Solodyn®
Drug Class
Tetracycline Antibiotic
Product Description & Form
*Capsule size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Minocycline is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Capsules may vary in appearance.  
Current Manufacturer: Aurobindo Pharma
Minocycline 100 mg Capsules 500 ct: 18 mm, red (maroon)/pink capsule, filled with yellow granular powder, not scored, imprinted with C;78.  (NDC 65862-0211-05)
Benefits
  • Used to treat a variety of bacterial infections such as respiratory infections, skin infections, tick fever, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Preferred choice for the treatment of Lyme borreliosis in dogs
Active Ingredients
Minocycline
Inactive Ingredients
Corn starch, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, gelatin, shellac, alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ammonia, ferrosoferric oxide, potassium hydroxide, FD&C Blue No 1, D&C Red No 28, FD&C Red No 40, ferric oxide red. 
Usage
Minocycline should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Give on an empty stomach, unless it causes stomach upset, then give with a small amount of food. Make sure your pet has access to water. Wash hands after handling.
Missed Doses
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side Effects
Side effects may include vomiting and diarrhea. If stomach upset occurs, try giving the medication with food. These symptoms may go away during treatment. This product may increase sensitivity to the sun. Sunburn may occur on hairless areas such as the nose, eyelids and ears. If any of these symptoms occur or become bothersome, contact your veterinarian. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with minocycline: antacid preparations containing aluminum, calcium, iron or magnesium, anti-diarrheal compounds containing kaolin and pectin or bismuth, laxatives, penicillins, digoxin, sevoflurane, vitamin A, sucralfate, and warfarin. Administer minocycline 1 to 2 hours before administering antacids, anti-diarrheal compounds and laxatives. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. 
Cautions
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform Vetsource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Adverse Reactions
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Storage
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59°F to 86°F. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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