minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin)

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GENERIC NAME: minocycline hydrochloride

BRAND NAME: Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Minocycline is a member of the tetracycline family of antibiotics. It is similar to doxycycline (Vibramycin). It works by interrupting the production of proteins by bacteria. It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, such as Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydia trachomatis, Borrelia recurrentis, Yersinia pestis, Escherichia coli, and many others. The FDA approved minocycline in June, 1971.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets and Capsules: 50, 75, and 100 mg. Tablets (Extended Release): 45, 55, 65, 80, 90, 105, 115, and 135 mg. Injection: 100 mg/ vial.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/3/2014

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