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    aboyer
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    I just got a new script for minocycline 50mg. The pharmacy that I use has the torrent brand. Not sure which brand to use. They told me they could order any brand I want. What is the best brand of mino to use?

    Diagnosed with severe RA 12 years ago
    Tested positive for M. pneumoniae and C. pneumoniae

    Current meds: Kineret 100mg daily, plaquenil 100 mg daily, and just started on minocycline 50 mg m, w, f

    Supplements: fish oil, vitamin b12, folate, b6, iron, NAC, selenium, zinc, vitamin c, and biotin

    #460114
    lynnie_sydney
    Keymaster

    Hi aboyer
    There has been a great deal of discussion on this topic over the last several months.

    Given the exorbitant price of Minocin now (the US brand of minocycline) most people in the US are having to take generic forms of minocycline – except if they order from Canadian online pharmacies where some other brands not available in the US are generally on offer. I’m sure some people will chime in here. But you might also like to take a look at much of the previous discussions. Suggest you type something like generic minocycline into the search box at top right of the first page of General Discussion (where all topics are listed and then click search. A lot of previous posts will then come up and many of them are very recent. 🙂

    Be well! Lynnie

    Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
    Mino 2003-2007 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate mino/doxy
    abx: MWF a.m. Augmentin Duo (1/2 x 875mg) + 250mg Klacid p.m. Cefaclor (1/4 x 375mg) + 250mg Zithromax. Annual Clindy IV's
    Diet: no gluten, dairy, sulphites, low salicylates
    Supps: 600mg N-AC BID, 1000mg Vit C, CoQ10, P5P 40mg, zinc picolinate 60mg, B3 1000mcg, EPO 1000mg, Lithium orotate 20mg, Magnesium Oil equiv 400mg
    Topical bio-identical estradiol + DHEA caps + Progesterone caps

    #460115
    whaleharbor
    Moderator

    My non-scientific, non-doctor, only fellow-patient opinion is that there is no one “best brand.” I have only ever taken a generic which my insurance will pay for. The brand name is unaffordable for me. I first took the TEVA brand which I think is now made by Zydus. But am now taking the Actavis brand (now owned by TEVA). Anyhow, I’ve done well on both. The only one I did not do well on is the Ranbaxy brand. Of course, many people on here are just the opposite…we are all different. I would ask your doctor which brand or generic they prefer you take. That way they can specify it on the prescription.

    200mg Celebrex 1 times per day.
    100 mg Minocycline every other day (Actavis Brand)

    #460116
    jasregadoo
    Moderator

    I agree with whaleharbor…everyone is different. I take the Torrent brand (formerly Ranbaxy) and do well on it. I did not do as well on Actavis (formerly Watson), and I did worst of all on Aurobindo. So it’s hard to tell from what others say, as we are all different and likely react to the fillers that are in the generics.

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