Drug Project- Minocycline

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Drug Progect-Minocycline
Minocycline or Minocin is an antibiotic in the group of tetraclcyclines which helps prevent the growth and spread of bacteria. Along with being a tetraclcycline Minocycline is in the class of drugs known as DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs). Minocycline can also be refereed to by some of its brand names which are Solodyn, Arestin, Myrac, Ximino, and Dynacin. Minocycline can be used to treat many different bacterial infections; some small infections that Minocycline can control would be urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, pneumonia, and clamydia. Minocycline also helps decrease the production of substances causing inflammation such as prostaglandins, metallorproteinases, leukortrienes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Minocyclines main use is to control acne although it can help fight infections in the body and reduce substances causing swelling Minocycline is mainly prescribed to treat acne. Minocycline contains a capsule which holds the active ingredient minocycline hydrochloride. Minocycline starts working when the drug interferes with the ability of bacteria to produce proteins essential to them. When bacteria can’t get the proteins they need they stop growing. When Minocycline attacks it stops the spread of infection throughout the body and the remaining bacteria will be killed by the immune system. The bacterium in which Minocycline is fighting against is a type which feeds on sebum produced by sebaceous glands in skin. This bacterium produces waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands making them become inflamed causing spots. Minocycline controls bacteria numbers which brings inflammation of the sebac...

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