Arestin Side Effects

Generic Name: minocycline topical

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

Some side effects of Arestin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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.


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


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


Gastrointestinal side effects have included dyspepsia (4%).


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%).


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

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