minocycline - injection, Minocin
GENERIC NAME: MINOCYCLINE - INJECTION (min-oh-SYE-kleen)
BRAND NAME(S): Minocin
USES: Minocycline is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This medication should not be used in children younger than 8 years of age because it may cause permanent tooth discoloration and other problems. Tooth discoloration has also occurred in older children and young adults. Consult your doctor for more information.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to control the build-up of fluid around the lungs (pleural effusion) caused by tumors that have spread to the lungs. For this condition, minocycline is placed in the space around the lungs through a chest tube.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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