Minocycline is a second-generation tetracycline antibiotic widely used to treat a large number of bacterial infections. It is a long-acting type antibiotic.
The most common use of Minocycline is the treatment of severe acne. It can also treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and urinary tract infections alongside with respiratory tract infections such as bacterial pneumonia.
Minocycline can be obtained in the forms of tablets, capsules, and powder. It should be taken orally with or without food. it’ better to drink at least one glass of water after each dose.
Minocycline is most commonly prescribed under its brand name Minomycin. But nowadays, much more expensive original Minomycin is increasingly being replaced by doctors in their prescriptions for discounted generic equivalents that despite their lower price have the same quality, as they are made in compliance with all conditions.
Minocycline treats only bacterial infections and cannot be used to treat virus infections.