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Minocycline

- Discussion:
     - a tetracycline with unusual clinical efficacy against S aureus;
     - contraindicated in pregnant and pediatric patients
     - taken with a full glass of water, and the pills must be swallowed whole to avoid esophagitis
     - must be taken between meals.
     - can be inactivated by magnesium and aluminum present in some antacids.

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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 3:19 pm