What is Periostat?

Doxycycline (IPA: ) is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of infections. It is in the tetracycline antibiotic class.

Under the brand name Vibramycin, Pfizer's doxycycline product received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in 1967. Other brand names include Monodox, Microdox, Periostat, Vibra-Tabs, Oracea, Doryx, Vibrox, Adoxa, Doxyhexal, Doxylin, Doxoral, Doxy-1 and Atridox (topical doxycycline hyclate for periodontitis) It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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I went to a dentist and he says I have peridontal disease and must be on Periostat for @ least 9 months. I have talked to nurses, RNS and they save...

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Thanks for your query.
Periostat is a very low dose antibiotic ie: doxycycline 20mg. Studies indicate that it can be administered up to 9months...

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hello, after having gumm surgery, iwas prescribed periostat. had taken it in the past for the same reason. But this
time I lost sense of taste, and...

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Thanks for asking the query,

I would suggest you to get an complete oral and physical examination done.
As you have mentioned the symptoms have...

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I'm 22 year old female, 5' 7" and avg weight (I'm an athlete) and have been practicing good oral hygiene. Never had a cavity or any problems with my...

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Thanks for consulting HCM

Read your query, as you have pocket in wisdom tooth and some teeth are effected dont worry periodontal pocket...

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