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Minocycline Hydrochloride

[ Generic Medicines for Bacterial Infections Treatment ]

Lederle Minocin

Minocycline Hydrochloride is a broad spectrum long-acting derivative of the antibiotic tetracycline that shows antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities. It works by binding bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit and obstructs the binding of tRNA to the ribosomal complex. It also inhibits protein translation in bacteria. Additionally, inhibits the inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase and may impede T cell-microglia interactions. It also contributes to minocycline's neuroprotective effects. This medication catalyzes the synthesis of inflammatory such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes.

Class of Drugs – Tetracyclines antibiotics

Molecular Formula – C23H28ClN3O7

Molecular Weight - 493.9 g/mol

Working: It belongs to a group of medications called tetracyclines antibiotics. This antibiotic indicated to treat a variety of conditions, like pneumonia and urinary tract infections. Minocycline Hydrochloride can be used to treat acne. It prevents bacteria from producing the proteins they need to grow.

Uses: Given an antibiotic is approved to treat a wide variety of infections. It can be used with other medications to treat severe acne. It is a member of a class of drugs known as tetracycline antibiotics. It acts by restricting the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic Minocycline Hydrochloride treats only bacterial infections. It is not recommended for viral infections such as common cold, flu. It does not prevent infections, do not use it in advance.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This effective active component is used in popular brand medicine as given below:

  • Minocin: 50 mg and 100 mg

This antibiotic should be administered after a meal. Do not consume it on an empty stomach.