What is Minym® Minocycline Antibacterial Gel?
MINYM® Gel (Topical Minocycline 4% Gel) has been developed by Glenmark Pharma to address these growing concerns in the treatment of acne and is safe to use in patients above 9 years of age. Minym Gel is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Glenmark) launched the first topical Minocycline 4% Gel for the treatment of moderate to severe acne, under the brand name MINYM®. This is a potent antibacterial gel that exerts an intense anti-inflammatory action It also offers the lowest MIC90 (minimum Inhibitory Concentration at which it stops/prevents visible growth of 90% of isolates of bacteria) compared to the available topical antibacterial formulations.
Topical antibacterial formulations are some of the most commonly used classes of drugs for treating acne. With no new topical formulations being launched over the last 30 years, there has been a gradual increase in resistance to the currently available topical antibacterial formulations. MINYM® Gel (Topical Minocycline 4% Gel) has been developed to address these growing concerns in the treatment of acne and is safe to use in patients above 9 years of age.
Glenmark is a leader in the dermatology segment and has been at the forefront in providing access to the latest treatment options to patients. We are proud to introduce the first topical Minocycline-based – MINYM® Gel; proven for its potent antibacterial effect, anti-inflammatory action, and lowest resistance, as a treatment option to patients aged 9 years and above suffering from acne.
An inflammatory skin condition, acne is affecting millions of people worldwide. Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults. According to a study conducted by Glenmark in 2020, on the prevalence of acne, it was observed that 45 percent of the patients were males and 55 percent were females. Almost 72 percent of the patients were in the adolescent group whereas 27 percent of patients were in the adult group.
Minym® Minocycline Antibacterial Gel is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in some infections of the lungs, urinary tract, eyes, and others. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.
Minym® Minocycline Antibacterial Gel is also used to treat many sexually transmitted diseases and skin conditions known as acne. It may be taken with or without food. However, you should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.
Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and skin reaction on exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity). Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.
Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to any antibiotic or liver or kidney problems before taking this medicine. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it. It may blur your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.