Serious Reactions to Minocycline

Serious Minocycline Side Effects

Some side effects with minocycline may indicate a potentially serious problem. If you experience any of these adverse reactions, stop taking the drug and call your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or severe throat pain
  • Darkening of skin, eye, or nail pigment (often a purple, blue, or gray, bruise-like appearance)
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Severe stomach cramps
  • Bloody stools
  • Unusual headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Unexplained rash
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

 

    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Wheezing
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Difficulty breathing.
  

Final Thoughts on Minocycline Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to minocycline, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 

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