Minolira Extended Release Minocycline Hydrochloride

Get an overview of MINOLIRA EXTENDED RELEASE (minocycline hydrochloride tablet), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Minolira Extended Release can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: Minolira Extended Release

Generic Name: MINOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET

Data Current As Of: 2019-09-09

indications & usage

MINOLIRA is indicated to treat the inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older.

MINOLIRA is a tetracycline-class drug indicated to treat only inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. (1)

Limitations of Use

This formulation of minocycline has not been evaluated in the treatment of infections. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria as well as to maintain the effectiveness of other antibacterial drugs, MINOLIRA should be used only as indicated [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)].

Limitations of Use

This formulation of minocycline has not been evaluated in the treatment of infections.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria as well as to maintain the effectiveness of other antibacterial drugs, MINOLIRA should be used only as indicated [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)].

drug interactions

  • Patients who are on anticoagulant therapy may require downward adjustment of their anticoagulant dosage. (7.1)
  • To avoid contraceptive failure, female patients are advised to use a second form of contraception during treatment with minocycline. (7.4)

anticoagulants

Because tetracyclines have been shown to depress plasma prothrombin activity, patients who are on anticoagulant therapy may require downward adjustment of their anticoagulant dosage.

penicillin

Because bacteriostatic drugs may interfere with the bactericidal action of penicillin, to avoid giving tetracycline-class drugs in conjunction with penicillin.

antacids & iron preparations

Absorption of tetracyclines is impaired by antacids containing aluminum, calcium or magnesium and iron-containing preparations.

low dose oral contraceptives

In a multi-center study to evaluate the effect of minocycline extended release tablets on low dose oral contraceptives, hormone levels over one menstrual cycle with and without minocycline extended release tablets 1 mg/kg once-daily were measured. Based on the results of this trial, minocycline-related changes in estradiol, progestinic hormone, FSH and LH plasma levels, of breakthrough bleeding, or of contraceptive failure, cannot be ruled out. To avoid contraceptive failure during treatment with minocycline, advise patients of reproductive potential to use a second form of contraception in addition to low-dose oral contraceptives.

drug / laboratory test interactions

False elevations of urinary catecholamine levels may occur due to interference with the fluorescence test.

patient counseling information

Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information and Instruction for Use).

Advise patients of the following:

Teratogenic effects

  • Advise patients to avoid use of MINOLIRA during pregnancy.
  • Advise patients that MINOLIRA use during pregnancy may cause inhibition of fetal bone growth.
  • Advise patients that MINOLIRA use during pregnancy may cause discoloration of deciduous teeth.
  • Advise patients to discontinue MINOLIRA during pregnancy.

Tooth Discoloration

  • Advise caregivers of pediatric patients that MINOLIRA use may cause permanent discoloration of deciduous and permanent teeth.

Lactation

  • Advise a woman that breast feeding is not recommended during MINOLIRA therapy.

Contraception

  • Advise patients of reproductive potential that MINOLIRA may reduce the effectiveness of low-dose oral contraceptives. Advise patients of reproductive potential not rely on low-dose oral contraceptives as an effective contraceptive method and to use an additional method of contraception during treatment with MINOLIRA.

Infertility

  • Advise males of reproductive potential that MINOLIRA may impair fertility.

Tissue Hyperpigmentation

  • Inform patients that MINOLIRA may cause discoloration of skin, scars, teeth or gums.

Pseudomembranous Colitis

  • Advise patients that pseudomembranous colitis can occur with minocycline therapy, including MINOLIRA. Advise patients to seek medical attention if they develop watery or bloody stools.

Hepatotoxicity

  • Inform patients about the possibility of hepatotoxicity. Advise patients to seek medical advice if they experience symptoms or signs of hepatotoxicity, including loss of appetite, tiredness, diarrhea, jaundice, increased bleeding tendencies, confusion, and sleepiness.

Central Nervous System Effects

  • Inform patients that central nervous system adverse reactions including dizziness or vertigo have been reported with minocycline therapy. Caution patients about driving vehicles or using hazardous machinery if they experience such symptoms while on MINOLIRA.

Intracranial Hypertension

  • Inform patients that intracranial hypertension can occur with minocycline therapy. Advise patients to seek medical attention if they develop unusual headache, visual symptoms, such as blurred vision, diplopia, and vision loss.
  • Inform patients that autoimmune syndromes, including drug-induced lupus-like syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, vasculitis and serum sickness have been observed with tetracycline-class drugs, including minocycline. Symptoms may be manifested by arthralgia, fever, rash and malaise.
  • Advise patients who experience such symptoms to stop the drug immediately and seek medical help.

Photosensitivity

  • Inform patients that photosensitivity manifested by an exaggerated sunburn reaction has been observed in some individuals taking tetracyclines, including minocycline.
  • Advise patients to minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial UV light (tanning beds or UVA/B treatment) while using MINOLIRA.
  • Discuss other sun protection measures, if patients need to be outdoors while using MINOLIRA.
  • Advise patients to discontinue treatment at the first evidence of sunburn.

Important Administration Instructions

  • Inform patients to take MINOLIRA as directed. Missing doses or not completing the full course of therapy may decrease the effectiveness of the current treatment course and increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by other antibacterial drugs in the future.
  • Advise patient not to chew or crush the tablet.
  • Advise patients to split MINOLIRA tablet across the score line, if required depending on patient's body weight.

Manufactured by:
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
FTO-SEZ-Process-Unit-01
Survey No: 57 to 59, 60, 52 & 72
Sector No: 9 to14 & 17 to 20, Devunipalavalasa Village
Ranasthalam Mandal
Srikakulam District
Andhra Pradesh, India

Manufactured for:
EPI Health, LLC
134 Columbus St.
Charleston, SC 29403, USA

MIN-PI-0618
150073673

patient information minolira (min-oh-li'-rah) (minocycline hydrochloride) extended-release tablets

WHAT IS MINOLIRA?

MINOLIRA is prescription medicine used to treat only pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older.

MINOLIRA should not be used for the treatment of infections.

It is not known if MINOLIRA is safe and effective in children under the age of 12 years.

Who should not take MINOLIRA?

  • Do not take MINOLIRA if you are allergic to medicines in the tetracycline class. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.

Before you take MINOLIRA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have kidney problems
  • have liver problems
  • have diarrhea or watery stools
  • have vision problems.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. MINOLIRA may harm your unborn baby. Taking MINOLIRA while you are pregnant may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby. Stop taking MINOLIRA and call your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant during treatment with MINOLIRA.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. MINOLIRA can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. You should not breastfeed during treatment with MINOLIRA.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the other medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. MINOLIRA and other medicines may affect each other causing serious side effects.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

  • birth control pills. MINOLIRA may reduce the effectiveness of certain birth control pills. You could become pregnant. You should use a second form of birth control during treatment with MINOLIRA. Talk to your healthcare provider about what types of birth control you can use to prevent pregnancy during treatment with MINOLIRA.
  • a medicine taken by mouth that contains isotretinoin.

How should I take MINOLIRA?

See the detailed "Instructions for Use" that comes with MINOLIRA for information about breaking your MINOLIRA extended-release tablets.

  • Take MINOLIRA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you.
  • Your healthcare provider will tell you how much MINOLIRA to take and if you will need to break your MINOLIRA extended-release tablets based on your weight. MINOLIRA comes in 2 strengths:
    • 105 mg extended-release tablets
    • 135 mg extended-release tablets
  • Do not miss your dose of MINOLIRA. Missing doses or not taking all doses of MINOLIRA may:
    • make the treatment not work as well
    • increase the chance that the bacteria will become resistant to MINOLIRA
  • Take MINOLIRA with or without food. Taking MINOLIRA with food may lower your risk of getting irritation or ulcers in your esophagus. Your esophagus is the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach.
  • Do not crush or chew MINOLIRA tablets.
  • If you take too much MINOLIRA, call your healthcare provider right away or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

What should I avoid during treatment with MINOLIRA?

  • Avoid sunlight or artificial sunlight, such as sunlamps or tanning beds. You could get severe sunburn. Use sunscreen and wear loose-fitting clothes that cover your skin while out in sunlight. Stop taking MINOLIRA if you get sunburn.
  • You should not drive or operate dangerous machinery until you know how MINOLIRA affects you. MINOLIRA may cause you to feel dizzy or lightheaded, or have a spinning feeling (vertigo).

What are possible side effects of MINOLIRA?

MINOLIRA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Harm to an unborn baby. See "What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking MINOLIRA?"
  • Permanent teeth discoloration. MINOLIRA may permanently turn a baby or child's teeth yellow-gray-brown during tooth development. You should not use MINOLIRA during tooth development. Tooth development happens in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, and from birth to 8 years of age.
  • Slow bone growth. MINOLIRA may slow bone growth in infants and children. Slow bone growth is reversible after stopping treatment with MINOLIRA.
  • Diarrhea. Diarrhea can happen with most antibiotics, including MINOLIRA. This diarrhea may be caused by an infection (Clostridium difficile) in your intestines. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get watery or bloody stools.
  • Liver problems. MINOLIRA can cause liver problems that may lead to death. Stop taking MINOLIRA and call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following signs or symptoms of liver problems:
    • loss of appetite
    • tiredness
    • diarrhea
    • yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
    • bleeding more easily than normal
    • confusion
    • sleepiness
  • Increased pressure around the brain (intracranial hypertension). This condition may lead to vision changes and permanent vision loss. You may be more likely to get intracranial hypertension if you are a female of childbearing potential and are overweight or have a history of intracranial hypertension. Stop taking MINOLIRA and tell your healthcare provider right away if you have blurred vision, double vision, vision loss, or headaches.
  • Immune system reactions including a lupus-like syndrome, hepatitis, and inflammation of blood or lymph vessels (vasculitis). Call your healthcare provider right away if you get a fever, rash, joint pain, or body weakness.
  • Serious skin or allergic reactions that may affect parts of your body such as your liver, lungs, kidneys and heart. Sometimes these can lead to death. Stop taking MINOLIRA and go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms:
    • skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels
    • swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat
    • trouble swallowing or breathing
    • blood in your urine
    • fever, yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes, dark colored urine
    • pain on the right side of the stomach area (abdominal pain)
    • chest pain or abnormal heartbeats
    • swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet
    • darkening of your nails, skin, eyes, scars, teeth, and gums
    • Discoloration (hyperpigmentation). MINOLIRA can cause darkening of your skin, scars, teeth, gums, nails, and whites of your eyes.

The most common side effects of MINOLIRA include:

MINOLIRA may cause fertility problems in males. This may affect your ability to father a child. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.

Your healthcare provider may tell you to decrease your dose or completely stop taking MINOLIRA if you develop certain serious side effects during treatment with MINOLIRA.

Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check you for side effects during treatment with MINOLIRA.

These are not all the side effects of MINOLIRA. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to EPI Health, LLC at 1-800-499-4468.

How should I store MINOLIRA?

  • Store MINOLIRA at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Keep MINOLIRA in the container that it comes in and keep the container tightly closed.
  • Keep MINOLIRA away from light and moisture.

Keep MINOLIRA and all medicines out of the reach of children. General information about the safe and effective use of MINOLIRA.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in the Patient Information leaflet. Do not use MINOLIRA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give MINOLIRA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about MINOLIRA that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in MINOLIRA?

Active ingredient: minocycline hydrochloride.

Inactive ingredients: ethyl cellulose, hypromellose, isopropyl alcohol, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol 400, purified water, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, talc, triethyl citrate

Both 105 mg and 135 mg tablets also contain Opadry clear which contains hydroxyl propyl cellulose and hypromellose.

Manufactured for:
EPI Health, LLC
134 Columbus St.
Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Manufactured by:
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
FTO-SEZ, Process Unit-01,
Devunipalavalasa Village, Srikakulam (District),
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Pin-:532409

MINOLIRA is a registered trademark of EPI Health, LLC

Item No. MIN-PI-0618/150073673

Issued: 06/2018

instructions for use minolira (min-oh-li'-rah) (minocycline hydrochloride) extended-release tablets

Read this Instructions for Use before you start using MINOLIRA and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.

Note:

  • Your healthcare provider will tell you how much of MINOLIRA to take and if you will need to break MINOLIRA extended-release tablets based on your weight.
  • MINOLIRA comes in 2 strengths:
    • 105 mg extended-release tablets
    • 135 mg extended-release tablets

The 105 mg MINOLIRA tablets:

  • are marked with an "M" and "1" on one side and is separated by a scored line
  • can be taken whole or may be broken at the scored line to provide two equal halves of 52.5 mg each

How to break your MINOLIRA tablets?

  • Hold the tablet between your thumbs and index fingers close to the scored line.
  • Apply enough pressure to break the tablet at the scored line.
  • Do not break the MINOLIRA tablet in any other way.
    • 105 mg treatment (take whole tablet)
top view of whole tablet side view of whole tablet side view of whole tablet with thumbs and index fingers
  •  
    • 52.5 mg treatment (take one-half of the tablet)
side view of breaking a whole tablet with thumbs and index fingers top view of a split tablet side view of one-half tablet with a thumb and an index finger

The 135 mg MINOLIRA tablets:

  • are marked with an "M" and "3" on one side and is separated by a scored line
  • can be taken whole or may be broken at the scored line to provide two equal halves of 67.5 mg each

How to break your MINOLIRA tablets?

  • Hold the tablet between your thumbs and index fingers close to the scored line.
  • Apply enough pressure to break the tablet at the scored line.
  • Do not break the MINOLIRA tablet in any other way.
    • 135 mg treatment (take whole tablet)
top view of whole tablet side view of whole tablet side view of whole tablet with thumbs and index fingers
  •  
    • 67.5 mg treatment (take one-half of the tablet)
side view of breaking a whole tablet with thumbs and index fingers top view of a split tablet side view of one-half tablet with a thumb and an index finger

How should I store MINOLIRA?

  • Store MINOLIRA at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Keep MINOLIRA in the container that it comes in and keep the container tightly closed.
  • Keep MINOLIRA away from light and moisture.

Keep MINOLIRA and all medicines out of the reach of children.

This Instructions for Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured for:
EPI Health, LLC
134 Columbus St.
Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Manufactured by:
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
FTO-SEZ, Process Unit-01,
Devunipalavalasa Village, Srikakulam (District),
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Pin-:532409

MINOLIRA is a registered trademark of EPI Health, LLC

Item No. MIN-PI-0618/150073673

Issued: 06/2018

principal display panel - 135 mg tablet bottle label

NDC 71403-102-30
Rx Only

minolira™
(minocycline hydrochloride)
extended-release tablets

135 mg*

*Each tablet contains 135 mg of minocycline
(33.75 mg as immediate release beads and
101.25 mg as extended release beads), equivalent
to 145.8 mg of minocycline hydrochloride.

30 Tablets

EPIHEALTH
Advancing Dermatology

principal display panel - 105 mg tablet bottle label

NDC 71403-101-30
Rx Only

minolira™
(minocycline hydrochloride)
extended-release tablets

105 mg*

*Each tablet contains 105 mg of minocycline
(26.25 mg as immediate release beads and 78.75
mg as extended release beads), equivalent to
113.4 mg of minocycline hydrochloride.

30 Tablets

EPIHEALTH
Advancing Dermatology

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