Topical Agents for Acne
MINOCYCLINE (mi noe SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used on the skin for acne or rosacea.
Amzeeq may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Amzeeq contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Amzeeq is only for you. Do not share Amzeeq with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-bloody or watery diarrhea
-rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes
-redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
-signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Amzeeq. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
-certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-an unusual or allergic reaction to minocycline, tetracycline antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or health care provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This medicine may cause serious skin reactions. They can happen weeks to months after starting the medicine. Contact your health care provider right away if you notice fevers or flu-like symptoms with a rash. The rash may be red or purple and then turn into blisters or peeling of the skin. Or, you might notice a red rash with swelling of the face, lips or lymph nodes in your neck or under your arms.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Do not refrigerate. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. This medicine is flammable. Avoid exposure to heat, fire, flame, and smoking.