4.1 Therapeutic indications
A broad spectrum antibiotic, indicated for oral administration, for the treatment of infections caused by tetracycline sensitive organisms and some tetracycline resistant strains of staphylococci.
Indications include: acne, skin and soft tissue infections, ophthamological infections, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, ear, nose and throat infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, nocardiosis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhoea, non-gonococcal urethritis and prostatitis.
Minocycline may also be used in prophylactic treatment of asymptomatic meningococcal carriers.
Also indicated in pre- and post operative prophylaxis of infection.
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