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In the US, Minocycline (minocycline systemic) is a member of the drug class tetracyclines and is used to treat Acne, Actinomycosis, Bacterial Infection, Bartonellosis, Brucellosis, Bullous Pemphigoid, Campylobacter Gastroenteritis, Cholera, Granuloma Inguinale, Meningitis - Meningococcal, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Ocular Rosacea, Pemphigoid, Pemphigus, Periodontitis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q Fever, Rabbit Fever, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rosacea, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection and Trachoma.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Tetracycline

Chemical Name

2-Naphtacenecarboxamide, 4,7-bis(dimetylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-, [4S-(4α,4aα,5aα,12aα)]-

Foreign Names

  • Minocyclinum (Latin)
  • Minocyclin (German)
  • Minocycline (French)
  • Minociclina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Minociclina (OS: DCIT)
  • Minocycline (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF)
  • Minocycline Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • NSC 141993 (IS)
  • UNII-0020414E5U (IS)
  • Minocycline Hydrochloride (PH: JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Minocycline Hydrochloride Dihydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Minocycline hydrochloride dihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Minocyclini hydrochloridum dihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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