Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. I discuss pharmacology, adverse effects, and drug interactions.
Minocycline can cause sun sensitivity. Be sure to educate patients about this risk.
Metal cations like iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium can bind minocycline and reduce the oral absorption of the medication.
Tooth discoloration is a possible adverse effect if minocycline is given to pediatric patients. I discuss it further in this episode.
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