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Minocin is a prescription drug used for treating acne and various types of bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting bacteria's ability to grow and multiply. The medication comes in the form of capsules, and is typically taken two to four times a day. Possible side effects can include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

What Is Minocin?

Minocin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat and prevent a number of different conditions. Common uses include the following:
 

 

 

(Click Minocin Uses for more information, including information about possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes Minocin?

Currently, this medication is made by Patheon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
 

How Does Minocin Work?

Minocin belongs to a class of drugs called tetracyclines. It decreases bacteria's ability to make protein, which bacteria need to live. This activity does not directly kill the bacteria, but it does inhibit their growth and multiplication, which gives the immune system a chance to fight the infection.
 
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