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
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 side effects have included headache (9%) and pain (4.3%).[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included stomatitis (6.4%), mouth ulceration (5%), and mucous membrane disorder (3.3%).[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included dyspepsia (4%).[Ref]
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 side effects have included flu syndrome (5%) and infection (7.6%).[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Arestin (minocycline topical)" OraPharma, Inc, Warminster, PA.
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