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Minocin Uses

If you have severe acne or certain types of bacterial infections, you may benefit from Minocin. This prescription antibiotic is licensed to treat infections such as tick fever, chlamydia, and anthrax. This medication is approved for use in adults and children as young as 8 years old. Some healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend off-label uses of Minocin, such as for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is Minocin Used For?

Minocin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a prescription antibiotic. It is approved for the treatment and/or prevention of a number of different infections. Some of the approved uses of Minocin include:
  • Treatment of various bacterial infections, including some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and anthrax
  • Treatment of severe acne.

Minocin for Bacterial Infections

Minocin can be used to treat a number of different types of infections caused by bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat infections such as:
In people who are allergic to penicillin, Minocin may be substituted in place of the drug to treat common infections, such as:
Minocin is approved for treating the infections listed above only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to Minocin. In some situations, your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to see if your particular infection is susceptible or resistant to Minocin. In other situations, your healthcare provider may decide to try Minocin without such tests, especially for infections that are not severe.

Minocin Antibiotic Information

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