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Amzeeq Side Effects

Generic name: minocycline topical

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 19, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about minocycline topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Amzeeq.

Applies to minocycline topical: subgingival powder. Other dosage forms:

Serious side effects of Amzeeq

Along with its needed effects, minocycline topical (the active ingredient contained in Amzeeq) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking minocycline topical:

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Other side effects of Amzeeq

Some side effects of minocycline topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to minocycline topical: mucous membrane insert, topical foam.

General

Minocycline topical (the active ingredient contained in Amzeeq) powder is intended for local application only. Systemic effects from the absorption of small amounts of the drug are unlikely.[Ref]

Other

Other side effects have included headache (9%) and pain (4.3%).[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included stomatitis (6.4%), mouth ulceration (5%), and mucous membrane disorder (3.3%).[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included dyspepsia (4%).[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included periodontitis (16.3%), tooth disorder (12.3%), tooth caries (9.9%), dental pain (9.9%), gingivitis (9.2%), pharyngitis (4.3%), and dental infection (3.8%).[Ref]

Immunologic

Immunologic side effects have included flu syndrome (5%) and infection (7.6%).[Ref]

References

1. Product Information. Arestin (minocycline topical). OraPharma Inc. 2001;PROD.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.