This medication is broad-spectrum antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections, Lyme’s disease, infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems and anthrax.
Minocycline is a broad spectrum tetracycline antibiotic. It acts by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the body.
• It is used for certain infections such as rickettsial infections like Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, typhus fever, rickettseal pox and tick fever, sexually transmitted diseases like lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, chancroid and non-gonococcal urethritis, eye infections like trachoma and inclusion conjunctivitis, atypical pneumonia, psittacosis, relapsing fever, acne, brucellosis, Campylobacter infections, bartonellosis, plague and cholera.
•It may be effective in other infections as well, however several bacteria have developed resistance to the drug.
•It may be used in patients who are allergic to the penicillin group of drugs as an alternative.
•It is also used in people who carry the meningococcal bacteria in their nose and upper throat but do not suffer from any symptoms.
•Local application of minocycline is used in patients with gum disease along with scaling and root planing.
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