What to expect with FDA-approved ARESTIN®
In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ARESTIN® as an add-on therapy for scaling and root planing (SRP), to help reduce the depth of pockets in adults with periodontal (gum) disease. In the years since, over 1 million people have received ARESTIN® along with their periodontal procedure.
ARESTIN® is a locally administered antibiotic
Some people have allergies to certain antibiotics. ARESTIN® is a tetracycline antibiotic. Avoid tetracycline antibiotics if you are:
The use of tetracycline during tooth development can result in permanent discoloration of the teeth. However, this is more common during long-term use of the drug.
Common ARESTIN® side effects
In general, fewer side effects were noted in the test population of clinical trials versus the control population. The most frequently reported side effects were:
Tell your dental professional if you have itching, swelling, a rash or other skin problems, or difficulty breathing after having ARESTIN® placed.
Does ARESTIN® have any side effects?
Patients treated with ARESTIN® may experience side effects. The most frequent non-dental adverse experiences reported in clinical research trials were headache, infection, flu syndrome, and pain. The most frequent dental treatment-emergent adverse experiences were inflammation of the gums, tooth disorder, tooth caries (cavities), and dental pain.
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