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HOW TO USE
Minocycline HCl Basics
Minocycline HCl is available by prescription only.
Minocycline HCl is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many tick-borne illnesses, including...
Brucellosis, or Mediterranean fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Minocycline HCl is also used to treat some infections that have not responded to traditional antibiotics.
Minocycline HCl works by inhibiting the protein synthesis of bacterial cells, making them unable to reproduce.
Minocycline HCl is available for veterinary use as an extra-label drug.
Minocycline HCl Warnings
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Give minocycline with liquid or a moist treat. Do not give minocycline without some sort of liquid or moist treat, especially when administering to cats.
Use with extreme caution in young pets or pets who are pregnant or nursing.
Minocycline should not be used to treat urinary tract infections.
Do not use in pets with known sensitivity to tetracycline antibiotics.
Minocycline may interact with some other drugs. Use with caution if your pet is taking other medications, especially...
Inform your veterinarian of any other medications your pet may be taking.
As with all antibiotics, always give minocycline for the complete duration of your prescription, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian.
Long term use can cause resistant bacteria to grow and can be dangerous.
Store at room temperature away from moisture.
Minocycline Compound Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian.
Follow the instructions printed on the prescription label.
Always give minocycline capsules with a wet treat or liquid. Giving minocycline without a wet treat or liquid could cause esophageal problems, especially in cats.
Allow your pet access to water when administering minocycline.
Follow administration of minocycline with food or water.
Shake oral suspensions before use.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving minocycline, contact your veterinarian immediately.Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Minocycline capsules, if given without some sort of liquid or wet food or treat, can cause esophageal problems, especially in cats. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet is having trouble eating or swallowing while taking minocycline.
Minocycline, if used in very young, pregnant, or nursing pets, can cause skeletal deformity and discoloration of teeth. Use with caution in these circumstances.