What is Arestin?
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg powder contains “Microspheres”, tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that causes periodontal disease.
How does Arestin work?
ARESTIN® uses Microsphere technology to deliver minocycline, an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. The minocycline is placed painlessly under the gums, directly to the infected site. ARESTIN® Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days.
ARESTIN® is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. ARESTIN® may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program which includes good oral hygiene, scaling and root planing.
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