What is minocycline?
Minocycline is a prescription antibiotic medication that is used to treat bacterial infections in various parts of the body. Topical minocycline is prescribed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne in patients over the age of 12.
Because minocycline is an antibiotic, it is ineffective against viral, parasitic, and fungal infections. This medication is prescribed to treat existing infections, and should not be used as a preventative measure against bacterial infections. Doing so can make you more resistant to antibiotic treatment.