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Brand name: Akamin

Akamin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) minocycline. On this page you will find out more about Akamin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: minocycline

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Akamin 50 mg film-coated tablet, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Infections due to the following organisms, provided that they have been shown by bacteriological testing to be susceptible to minocycline: Escherichia coli; Enterobacter aerogenes; Haemophilus influenzae; Klebsiella and Proteus. In addition, infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-haemolytic) and Streptococcus faecalis, however, because a large proportion of these organisms are resistant to tetracyclines, minocycline should be used only if the organisms have definitely been shown to be sensitive. Tetracyclines, including minocycline, are not the drugs of choice in the treatment of Staphylococcal infections. Minocycline may be considered for the treatment of such infections only if other suitable agents are not available and the organism has been shown to be sensitive to minocycline. Minocycline may be used in the treatment of tetracycline resistant acne.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Gold coloured, convex, film coated tablet 6mm in diameter, debossed with "MC" on one side and the greek alpha symbol on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
60 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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