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Minocin Brand names, Minocin Analogs

Minocin Brand Names Mixture

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Minocin Chemical_Formula


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Minocin fda sheet

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Minocin msds (material safety sheet)

Minocin MSDS

Minocin Synthesis Reference

Boothe, Petisi, U.S. Pat. 3,148,212 (1964)

Minocin Molecular Weight

457.477 g/mol

Minocin Melting Point

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Minocin H2O Solubility

52 mg/mL

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Minocin Dosage Forms

Capsules; Subgingival (sustained-release); IV injection

Minocin Indication

For the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever and the typhus group, Q fever, rickettsial pox and tick fevers caused by Rickettsiae, upper respiratory tract infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and for the treatment of asymptomatic carriers of Neisseria meningitidis.

Minocin Pharmacology

Minocycline, the most lipid soluble and most active tetracycline antibiotic, is, like doxycycline, a long-acting tetracycline. Minocycline's effects are related to the inhibition of protein synthesis. Although minocycline's broader spectrum of activity, compared to other members of the group, includes activity against Neisseria meningitidis, its use as a prophylaxis is no longer recomended because of side effects (dizziness and vertigo). Current research is examining the possible neuroprotective effects of minocycline against progression of Huntington's Disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder. The neuroprotective action of minocycline may include its inhibitory effect on 5-lipoxygenase, an inflammatory enzyme associated with brain aging.

Minocin Absorption

Rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and absorption is not significantly impaired by ingestion of food or milk. Oral bioavailability is 100%.

Minocin side effects and Toxicity

Minocycline has been observed to cause a dark discoloration of the thyroid in experimental animals (rats, minipigs, dogs and monkeys). In the rat, chronic treatment with minocycline has resulted in goiter accompanied by elevated radioactive iodine uptake and evidence of thyroid tumor production. Minocycline has also been found to produce thyroid hyperplasia in rats and dogs. LD50=2380 mg/kg (rat, oral), LD50=3600 mg/kg (mouse, oral)

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Minocin Organisms Affected

Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria