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    Jan Lucinda1

    I talked to a pharmacy about minocycline and asked if it was minocycline hcl.  Does anyone know what that is?  I wasn't sure.


    Hi Jan – I believe it stands for hydrochloride – the full name for minocycline is minocycline hydrochloride.  (I do medical transcription for a living, that's how I know!)


    Jan Lucinda1


    THanks so much.  She asked if it was hcl or er.  Any idea about that?


    [user=2445]Jan Lucinda1[/user] wrote:

    THanks so much.  She asked if it was hcl or er.  Any idea about that?

    Hi Jan,

    “ER” stands for the extended release version of minocycline hydrochloride. An example would be Solodyn:


    In some instances (like for scleroderma) the ER version may actually provide benefit and possibly easier on the gut. However, the idea of rising and falling serum levels with pulsed dosing would likely mean that immediate release forms would be better in order to elicit herxing, such as for RA.

    Peace, Maz

    Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
    Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
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    Jan Lucinda1


    Thanks for the information.  Much to learn.

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