Generic Name: Mirapex
What is Mirapex?
As a patient, it is important to be completely open and honest during your online consultation. This will provide our partner doctors with the information that is essential to assess whether this medicine will be suitable for you or not. It is also important that you ask your doctor about new medicines and their suitability with Minocin when you are taking this prescription medication.
This will ensure that the combination is safe for your use. The medicines listed below can lessen the effectiveness of this medicine if taken in combination with it. This happens because these medicines reduce the absorption of Minocin in the gut.
If you are using any medicine that contains any of the following ingredients, it is advised that you use them three hours before or after your Minocin dose:As with all medication there is a slight risk of side effects while your body gets used to Minocin, if side effects continue or become troublesome you should see your doctor to see whether an alternative treatment is advised.
The most common side effects include:Most people can safely use Minocin, however, due to the slight risk of side effects it is only available via prescription.
The ability of tetracyclines to chelate with divalent cations such as iron, however, varies depending on the particular antibiotic and when the antibiotic is administered with regard to the iron-containing product. Doxycycline chelates more avidly with iron than other tetracyclines. This pharmacokinetic interaction with iron can be minimized by staggering the doses of the antibiotic and iron by as much as possible.
Administering iron-containing products 4 to 6 hours before or 1 hour after the oral tetracycline antibiotic dose will minimize the risk of antibiotic failure due to poor bioavailability. Etomidate: Injectable minocycline contains magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Fentanyl: Injectable minocycline contains magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Ferric Citrate: Divalent or trivalent cations readily chelate with tetracycline antibiotics, forming insoluble compounds.
The oral absorption of tetracyclines will be significantly reduced by other orally administered compounds that contain iron salts. To minimize the potential for this interaction, administer tetracycline antibiotics at least 1 hour before ferric citrate.
Fluphenazine: Injectable minocycline contains magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Flurazepam: Injectable minocycline contains magnesium sulfate heptahydrate.
How should I take Mirapex?
In many cases, when treatment begins, the patient will temporarily experience a worsening of symptoms that can also cause a temporary increase in laboratory values.
This is called the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. Flares will occur during the course of therapy, but over time, these flares will decrease in intensity and be spaced further apart until the infectious agent has been weakened to the point where the patient's immune system can take control. Patients have reported improvement of their symptoms, including depression, fatigue, memory, stiff and painful joints, muscle tone and strength, range of motion, dry, cracked or tight skin, bursitis, tendonitis, vaculitis due to inflammation, skin ulcers, swallowing difficulties and heartburn.
In most cases, when treatment begins, the patient will experience a temporary worsening of symptoms. This is called a Jarisch Herxheimer reaction. Laboratory results may also worsen temporarily. This drug-induced flare reaction may occur within hours, the next day or within the first weeks after the patient starts the antibiotics - or any time there is a change in antibiotic or dosage.
What should I avoid while taking Mirapex?
Absorption of tetracyclines is impaired by antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, and iron-containing preparations. The concurrent use of tetracycline and methoxyflurane has been reported to result in fatal renal toxicity. Concurrent use of tetracyclines with oral contraceptives may render oral contraceptives less effective. Administration of isotretinoin should be avoided shortly before, during, and shortly after minocycline therapy. Each drug alone has been associated with pseudotumor cerebri.
Increased risk of ergotism when ergot alkaloids or their derivatives are given with tetracyclines. False elevations of urinary catecholamine levels may occur due to interference with the fluorescence test. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Mirapex side effects
Overall, this drug is recognized as having antibiotic activity against this type of bacteria. Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment Minocycline is sometimes prescribed for patients with symptoms of mild rheumatoid arthritis. It may take two to three months improvement begins and a year before maximum benefits occurs. After six months, those on Minocin significantly improved compared to those on placebo. Based on these results, researchers strongly suggest that minocycline in early RA is beneficial.
Common Mirapex ide effects may include:
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles.
Sodium Bicarbonate: Early reports noted an increase in the excretion of tetracyclines during coadministration with sodium bicarbonate, and that the oral absorption of tetracyclines is reduced by sodium bicarbonate via increased gastric pH.
Minocycline should not be administered orally with calcium or calcium-containing medications because they may inhibit oral absorption of the antibiotic.
Amobarbital: Injectable minocycline contains magnesium sulfate heptahydrate.
If diarrhea is observed, your veterinarian should be notified, and a change in medication may be indicated. Minocycline may bind to calcium in teeth and cause discoloration. Therefore, the administration of minocycline to animals younger than seven months of age is discouraged without first consulting with a veterinarian. Minocycline is less likely to cause bone and teeth abnormalities then other tetracyclines.
Where can I get more information?
What are the contraindications for Minocin.
As with other antibacterial preparations, use of this drug may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi.