What is minocycline hydrochloride?

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Minocycline is the name of the active ingredient in an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is used for pneumonia, meningitis, acne, skin infection, urinary tract infection and genital infection. It is in a group of antibiotics called tetracyclines. It is available generically and under several brand names like Minocin, Dynacin, Myrac and Solodyn.

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