Minocycline: stain devil?

Br J Dermatol. 2003 Aug;149(2):237-9. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.2003.05497.x.


Minocycline is the treatment of choice for acne vulgaris, the most common form of inflammatory acne, despite the increase in awareness of rare but significant side-effects. This paper discusses the undesirable side-effect of minocycline staining in permanent teeth.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / drug therapy
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Minocycline / adverse effects*
  • Tooth Discoloration / chemically induced*
  • Tooth Discoloration / therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Minocycline