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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:

  • Allergic to tetracycline antibiotics
  • Pregnant or nursing a baby

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:

  • Headache
  • Infection
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pain

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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