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Minocycline is used to treat a wide variety of infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as tetracycline antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.

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This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used for a condition of too much fluid buildup around the lungs (pleural effusion). For this condition, a tube is used to place minocycline in the chest space around the lungs.

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