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Minocin MR

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Minocin MR capsules are a prescription medication for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The active...

Minocin MR capsules are a prescription medication for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The active ingredient is minocycline 100mg in a modified release formulation. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called tetracyclines. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria.

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What is Minocin MR?

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat mild to severe forms of acne.

How does it work?

It contains the active ingredient Minocycline, which aims to reduce skin infections and heal visible spots.

Is Minocin MR suitable for me?

It is suitable for individuals wanting to treat acne who are not pregnant, breastfeeding or have kidney disease.

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Your dosage is dependent on your doctor's recommendations and the extent of your condition.

Recommended Dosage for Minocin MR

  • Take one capsule every day at the same time each day

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Side Effects

Please examine whether you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Possible Side Effects

  • Skin rash
  • Stomach ache
  • Hair loss
  • Coughing

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.


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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

How to take Minocin MR?

Always take Minocin MR exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as advised by the pharmacist. 

  • Minocin MR is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. 
  • Take 1 Minocin MR tablet at the same time daily and swallow it whole with water. You can take the tablet with or without a meal.
  • Minocin MR should not be taken right before lying down, take medicine while upright. 
  • If you forget your daily dose, you can take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose. Do not double dose.
  • If you take more than the recommended amount, please contact a doctor immediately or visit a hospital.

If unsure of how to take Minocin MR or if you have further questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Warning and Precautions

Minocin MR may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.

DO NOT use Minocin MR: 

  • If you are a child under 12 years of age.
  • If you've experienced an allergic reaction to ingredients in Minocin MR or any tetracycline antibiotic such as doxycycline, oxytetracycline, minocycline, and tetracycline.
  • If breastfeeding, pregnant or planning a pregnancy, taking Minocin MR is not recommended.
  • If you have liver disease.

If unsure of how to take Minocin MR or if you have further questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Minocin MR Patient Leaflet

To view the Minocin MR Patient Leaflet click here.

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General Information

What is Minocin?

Minocin is a brand name for minocycline, an antibiotic belonging to the tetracycline class of drugs. It's primarily used to treat acne and certain types of bacterial infections.

How does Minocin work?

Minocin, or minocycline, works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacteria. It inhibits protein synthesis within the bacteria, which results in the inability of the bacteria to reproduce and spread, effectively controlling and reducing the infection.

What are the benefits of taking Minocin?

Minocin is effective in treating acne, particularly inflammatory acne, by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and reducing inflammation. It leads to a reduction in the number of pimples and speeds up the healing of pimples that do develop.

Dosage & Usage

How do I use Minocin?

Minocin is taken orally, typically once or twice daily, as directed by a healthcare provider. It is taken with or without food, but taking it with food might help reduce stomach upset. The capsules must be swallowed whole with plenty of water and must not be taken just before lying down to avoid irritation to the throat.

What is the proper dosage of Minocin?

The dosage of Minocin depends on the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and the individual's response to treatment. For the treatment of acne, the usual starting dose is 50 mg or 100 mg taken once or twice a day. Always follow a healthcare provider's instructions when it comes to dosage.

Side Effects & Considerations

What side effects can Minocin have?

Common side effects of Minocin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, unsteadiness, and tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears). It potentially makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Less common but more serious side effects include changes in the amount or colour of urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), and severe stomach or abdominal pain. Any persistent or severe side effects must be reported to a healthcare provider.

Availability & Pricing

How do I buy Minocin online?

Minocin is a prescription medication, so a prescription is needed from a healthcare provider to buy it. Some online pharmacies offer online consultations with healthcare providers who are able to issue a prescription if appropriate. Always ensure any online pharmacy used is regulated and reputable.


Is Minocin over the counter?

No, Minocin is not available over the counter. It is a prescription medication that requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

Is Minocin the same as minocycline?

Yes, Minocin is a brand name for the antibiotic minocycline.

How much Minocin should I take for acne?

Typically, the starting dose of Minocin for acne is 50 mg or 100 mg once or twice a day. However, the dosage might vary depending on the individual's specific needs and the healthcare provider's recommendations.

Why would a doctor prescribe minocycline?

A doctor might prescribe minocycline (Minocin) for the treatment of acne, particularly inflammatory acne, or for other types of bacterial infections. It's sometimes used in some cases for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. As with all medications, it's important to discuss potential benefits and risks with a healthcare provider.

Additional Information

What class of drug is Minocin?

Minocin (minocycline) is part of the tetracycline class of antibiotics. Tetracyclines are broad-spectrum antibiotics, effective against a wide range of bacteria.

Minocin 100 mg and Minocin 50 mg

Minocin comes in 50 mg and 100 mg capsules. The strength of dosage prescribed depends on the individual's needs and the specific condition being treated.

Side Effects & Considerations

Minocin side effects

As with any medication, Minocin comes with potential side effects. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Other side effects include skin reactions to sunlight, dizziness, or a ringing or buzzing noise in the ear (tinnitus). It is important to note that Minocin might cause staining of teeth or oral tissues if used in children under the age of 12. As with all medications, if there are concerns about side effects, it's important to discuss these with a healthcare provider.

Minocin antibiotic

As a tetracycline antibiotic, Minocin is used to treat various bacterial infections, including acne. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Minocin is effective against a wide range of bacteria and is sometimes used for infections of the skin, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and more.

Availability & Pricing

Minocin price

The price of Minocin varies depending on the dosage, the number of capsules per pack, and where they are bought. It's always recommended to compare prices from different pharmacies, both brick-and-mortar and online. However, one must always ensure they are purchasing from a reputable and regulated pharmacy to ensure the authenticity and safety of the medication.

Minocin 100 mg price

The price for Minocin 100 mg varies depending on the number of capsules per pack and the place of purchase. Be sure to check prices at different pharmacies to ensure the best value.

Alternatives & Related Treatments

Minocin BNF

The British National Formulary (BNF) provides healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the use of medicines. The BNF lists minocycline (Minocin) as a treatment for acne and various types of infections. The BNF provides information on dosing, side effects, and contraindications.

Other Questions

Is Minocin used for acne?

Yes, Minocin (minocycline) is commonly used for the treatment of acne. By reducing the growth of bacteria associated with acne, it helps to reduce inflammation and clear up breakouts.

Buy Minocin MR Online

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

You can buy Minocin MR 200mg online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Minocin MR online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Minocin MR and dispatch it discreetly to your address.

How to buy Minocin MR online?

You can buy Minocin MR by following the following steps.

  1. Fill out our online consultation form
  2. If you are eligible to purchase Minocin MR you will be shown it as one of your treatment options along with the available trimethoprim dose
  3. Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address

Can I get Minocin MR on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Minocin MR tablets on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Minocin MR from the NHS.

Can you get Minocin MR over the counter?

No, you can’t get Minocin MR tablets over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Minocin MR tablets is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Minocin MR online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Minocin MR.

Is Minocin MR safe?

If you have been prescribed Minocin MR 200mg then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Minocin MR 200mg then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Trimethoprim is commonly prescribed to treat urinary tract infections, a prevalent health issue affecting the urinary system. This medication is effective against a range of bacterial infections, notably those affecting the urinary and respiratory tracts. Trimethoprim works by targeting and inhibiting a substance called folic acid, which is crucial for the growth and reproduction of bacteria. By disrupting the production of folic acid, Trimethoprim hinders the development of bacteria, thereby helping to clear infections.

While it's primarily known for its effectiveness in treating urinary tract infections, it's also used for certain types of respiratory tract infections. However, like any medication, the safety of Trimethoprim for an individual depends on various factors including their overall health, other medications they may be taking, and their specific medical history. It's important to consult a healthcare professional to determine if Trimethoprim is a safe and appropriate treatment option.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Minocin MR?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Typically, it is recommended to avoid alcohol while taking the medication or other antibiotics, please consult your doctor for more guidance.

Can I buy Minocin MR from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Minocin MR200mg, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Minocin MR from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Minocin MR, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Minocin MR from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Minocin MR, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Minocin MR take to work?

The time it takes for a Minocin MR 200mg to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Minocin MR may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Minocin MR?

The effectiveness of Minocin MR 200mg can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Minocin MR?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Minocin MR.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Minocin MR in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Minocin MR 200mg tablets in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Minocin MR is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Where can I buy Minocin MR?

You can buy Minocin MR 200mg tablets online from upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.

Are Minocin MR users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Minocin MR 200mg tablets at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Minocin MR head over to for further details.

Can I buy Minocin MR from an online pharmacy?

Yes, you can purchase Minocin MR 200mg tablets from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Minocin MR cost?

The costs of Minocin MR 200mg tablets are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.

Additional Information on Trimethoprim 200mg

Trimethoprim 200mg, the usual dose, is a potent antibiotic primarily used to treat bacterial infections, particularly those related to urinary infections such as cystitis. This medication operates by inhibiting the bacterial production of a vital substance, folic acid, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the infection.

While it is highly effective in managing urinary tract infections, it's essential to be aware of certain precautions. Individuals with severe liver problems, or blood disorders, should consult their healthcare provider before using Trimethoprim, as it may not be the safest option for them. Additionally, it's a common misconception that cranberry juice can treat urine infections; however, while it may help alleviate cystitis symptoms by preventing bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls, it should not replace medical treatment with antibiotics like Trimethoprim.

As with any antibiotic, it's crucial to complete the full course as prescribed, even if symptoms improve, to effectively treat bacterial infections and prevent antibiotic resistance.

How long does it take to see results when using Minocin MR?

Acne tends to respond slowly to antibiotics, so results may be visible after weeks or months.

If my acne has cleared up can I stop taking Minocin capsules?

It is important to finish taking all of the capsules prescribed to you, and then return to your doctor to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.

How do identify my acne?

There are several forms of acne such as blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules and cysts. Consult your doctor to confirm diagnosis of acne you have.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Minocin MR?

It is important to continue to your next scheduled dose. Do not double up capsules for any missed doses.

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Beatriz Corrington

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Golda Kaniecki

Minocin has been a game-changer for me. My acne cleared up within weeks of starting this medication. I've had no adverse side effects and I'm so pleased with the results. Highly recommend!