Arestin Side Effects

Generic Name: minocycline topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of minocycline topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Arestin.

Not all side effects for Arestin may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

Applies to minocycline topical: mucous membrane insert

General

Minocycline topical (the active ingredient contained in Arestin) powder is intended for local application only. Systemic effects from the absorption of small amounts of the drug are unlikely.[Ref]

Other

Other side effects have included headache (9%) and pain (4.3%).[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included stomatitis (6.4%), mouth ulceration (5%), and mucous membrane disorder (3.3%).[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included dyspepsia (4%).[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included periodontitis (16.3%), tooth disorder (12.3%), tooth caries (9.9%), dental pain (9.9%), gingivitis (9.2%), pharyngitis (4.3%), and dental infection (3.8%).[Ref]

Immunologic

Immunologic side effects have included flu syndrome (5%) and infection (7.6%).[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Arestin (minocycline topical)" OraPharma, Inc, Warminster, PA.

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