Minocycline is an antibiotic tetracycline analog that can be used to treat tetracycline-resistant staphylococcus infections. It is the most lipid soluble and the most active tetracycline antibiotic, is a long-acting tetracycline derivative, like doxycycline. It has chemical formula C23H27N3O7 and the official IUPAC name is (2Z,4S,4aS,5aR,12aS)-2-(amino hydroxymethylidene)-4,7-bis(dimethylamino)-10,11,12a-trihydroxy-4a,5,5a,6-tetrahydro-4H-tetracene-1,3,12-trione
Minocycline is indicator for typhus fever, Q fever, Rocky Mountain sptted fever, rickettsial pox and tick fevers casued by Rickettsiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in the upper respiratory track and for carriers of Neisseria meningitidis.
- Minociclina [Inn-Spanish]
- Minocycline HCl
- Minocyclinum [Inn-Latin]
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