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Brand name: Akamin TM

Active ingredients: minocycline

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient minocycline

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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