minocycline - oral, Dynacin, Minocin
GENERIC NAME: MINOCYCLINE - ORAL (min-oh-SYE-kleen)
BRAND NAME(S): Dynacin, Minocin
USES: Minocycline is used to treat a wide variety of infections, including acne. This medication belongs to the class of antibiotics known as tetracyclines. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.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 drug may also be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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