Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.
Minocycline is indicated for the treatment of the following infections:
2) Non-gonococcal urethritis.
4) Moderate to severe acne; use in moderate acne only if topical treatment is ineffective, if acne is extensive or hard to reach and if there is a high risk of scarring.
5) Acute and chronic bronchitis.
7) Lung abscess.
9) Ear, nose and throat infections.
10) Urinary tract infections.
11) Pelvic inflammatory disease (eg salpingitis, oophoritis).
12) Skin and soft tissue infections caused by minocycline sensitive organisms.
13) Ophthalmic infections.
15) Prophylactic treatment of asymptomatic meningococcal carriers.
16) Pre and post-operative prophylaxis of infection.