Meclocycline sulfosalicylate is a salt prepared from demeclocycline by taking advantage of the basic dimethylamino group, which protonates and readily forms a salt in solution with 2-hydroxy-3-carboxybenzenesulfonic acid. Like all tetracyclines, meclocycline shows broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiprotozoan activity. The unusual complex counter-ion is likely to add an antiseptic component to the use of the compound for skin infections.
Meclocycline sulfosalicylate is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Good water solubility.
|Mechanism of Action||Like all tetracyclines, meclocycline acts by binding to the 30S and 50S ribosomal sub-units, blocking protein synthesis.|
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