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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.

What are the precautions when taking minocycline inj (Minocin Injection)?

See also Side Effects section.

Before using minocycline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other tetracycline medication (such as doxycycline, tetracycline); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

This medication may rarely make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid...

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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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