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.
Minocin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat and prevent a number of different conditions. Common uses include the following:
- Treatment of acne (see Minocycline for Acne)
- Treatment of bacterial infections, such as:
Currently, this medication is made by Patheon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
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.