Several common infections can be treated with minocycline. Uses for this antibiotic include the treatment of bacterial infections, moderate to severe acne, and anthrax infections. Because permanent discoloration and altered development of teeth have been reported in young children, minocycline should not be used in children under the age of 8. At this time, there are no off-label minocycline uses.
Minocycline is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat a number of common infections. Some of these minocycline uses include:
- Treatment of periodontitis (gum disease).
Minocycline Uses for Bacterial InfectionsMinocycline is most commonly used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat infections such as:
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Typhus fever
- Tick fever
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Certain types of pneumonia and other respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Skin infections.
In people who are allergic to penicillin, minocycline may be substituted in place of the drug to treat common infections, such as:
Minocycline is also used to treat several uncommon bacterial infections.