Chemical Names: METHACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE; 3963-95-9; Methacycline HCl
Molecular Formula: C22H23ClN2O8
Molecular Weight: 478.882 g/mol
InChI Key: VXPSARQTYDZXAO-CCHMMTNSSA-N
Methacycline hydrochloride is a broad-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic related to TETRACYCLINE but excreted more slowly and maintaining effective blood levels for a more extended period.
Methacycline Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt form of methacycline, a tetracycline antibiotic with broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiprotozoal activity. Methacycline hydrochloride is bacteriostatic and inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit, thereby preventing the addition of amino acids to the growing peptide chain. This tetracycline is active against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Methacycline hydrochloride is an organic molecular entity.