A 42-year-old member asked:
What are the differences between minocycline, doxycline and tetracycline?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia answered
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Tetracycline: This group of antibiotics started with the discovery of tetracycline. Changing the formula of its chemical composition gave birth to the new derivatives - Minocycline and doxycycline. Bacterial coverage remains the same but dosage convenience was the result. The original tetracycline had to be taken 4x a day while the newer generation is dosed as 2x a day due to their longer duration of action.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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