Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used in acne treatment as well as some other inflammatory conditions. It is available as a pill, which is to be taken on an empty stomach. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an antibiotic, reducing acne flares. It can reduce acne pimples by 60% or more.
Side-effects are rare, but include:
Indigestion and stomach pain
Dizziness in the initial few days until the body adjusts
Other complications are possible
Additionally, anticoagulants and antacids may not react well with this drug. Consult your doctor for more details about this drug.