Minocycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It is also known as a broad-spectrum antibiotic and may be used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. Minocycline may be used for: •respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia bronchiectasis lung abscess or bronchitis. •urinary tract infections. •gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted disease). •skin infections such as moderate to severeacne. •infections of the eye. •prostate infections. •ear nose and throat infections. •nocardiosis (an infection often affecting the lungs). •pelvic inflammatory disease (e.g. salpingitis oophoritis). •preventative treatment for meningitis carriers. •preventative treatment before and after surgery.