Periostat Oral Tablet 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Periostat: Oral tablet (20mg)

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Periostat 20mg Tab
CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals a Division of Galderma
Pill Identification: PS20 
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Doxycycline Hyclate 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc.
Pill Identification: PS20 
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Periostat 20mg Tab
Galderma Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PS20 

What is this Medicine?

DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. This medicine is used to treat a dental infection called periodontitis.

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Periostat 20mg Tablet

NDC: 002995960
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Periodontitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Dental Infection, Dentoalveolar Infection

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Periostat 20mg Tablet
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Galderma Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PS20 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Periostat 20mg Tablet

Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
2.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Periostat 20mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Periostat 20mg Tablet(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Calcium-containing foods and Doxycycline(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Take Doxycyline with plenty of fluid to reduce the risk of irritation to the stomach or esophagus (tube leading from mouth to stomach). For best results give Doxycycline at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal and/or milk. Doxycycline may be taken with foods or milk if stomach irritation occurs.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Periostat 20mg Tablet(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Foods High in Iron and Doxycycline(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Take Doxycyline with plenty of fluid to reduce the risk of irritation to the stomach or esophagus (tube leading from mouth to stomach). For best results give Doxycycline at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal and/or milk. Doxycycline may be taken with foods or milk if stomach irritation occurs.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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