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Minocycline, a tetracycline-like drug.

Minocycline is an antibiotic tetracycline analog that can be used to treat tetracycline-resistant staphylococcus infections. It is the most lipid soluble and the most active tetracycline antibiotic, is a long-acting tetracycline derivative, like doxycycline. It has chemical formula C23H27N3O7 and the official IUPAC name is (2Z,4S,4aS,5aR,12aS)-2-(amino hydroxymethylidene)-4,7-bis(dimethylamino)-10,11,12a-trihydroxy-4a,5,5a,6-tetrahydro-4H-tetracene-1,3,12-trione


Minocycline is indicator for typhus fever, Q fever, Rocky Mountain sptted fever, rickettsial pox and tick fevers casued by Rickettsiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in the upper respiratory track and for carriers of Neisseria meningitidis.

brand names

  • Alti-Minocycline
  • Apo-Minocycline
  • Arestin
  • Dynacin
  • Gen-Minocycline
  • Klinomycin
  • Minociclina [Inn-Spanish]
  • Minocin
  • Minocyclin
  • Minocycline HCl
  • Minocyclinum [Inn-Latin]
  • Minocyn
  • Minomycin
  • Novo-Minocycline
  • Vectrin

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