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Vectrin Brand names, Vectrin Analogs

Vectrin Brand Names Mixture

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Vectrin Chemical_Formula


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Vectrin fda sheet

Vectrin FDA

Vectrin msds (material safety sheet)

Vectrin MSDS

Vectrin Synthesis Reference

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

Vectrin Molecular Weight

457.477 g/mol

Vectrin Melting Point

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Vectrin H2O Solubility

52 mg/mL

Vectrin State


Vectrin LogP


Vectrin Dosage Forms

Capsules; Subgingival (sustained-release); IV injection

Vectrin 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.

Vectrin 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.

Vectrin Absorption

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

Vectrin 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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Vectrin Organisms Affected

Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria