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Minocin Injection

MINOCIN®
(minocycline) for Injection 100 Mg/Vial Intravenous

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of MINOCIN® (minocycline) Injection and other antibacterial drugs, MINOCIN® (minocycline) injection should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

MINOCIN, minocycline for injection, a sterile formulation of a semisynthetic derivative of tetracycline, is 4,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-l,4,4a,5,5a,6,ll,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11 -dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide monohydrochloride.

Its structural formula is:

MINOCIN®
  (Minocycline) Structural Formula Illustration

Each vial, dried by cryodesiccation, contains minocycline HC1 equivalent to 100 mg minocycline. When reconstituted with 5 mL of Sterile Water for Injection USP the pH ranges from 2.0 to 2.8.

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/18/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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