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Do you need a prescription for Arestin?

Arestin is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Periodontitis.

Is Arestin FDA approved?

announced that Arestin? (minocycline hcl) microspheres was approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will soon be available in dentists’ offices. Arestin is indicated for the adjunctive treatment of adult periodontitis following scaling and root planing.

Is Arestin safe?

Safety profile of ARESTIN Tell your dentist right away if you have any sign of allergic reaction, such as skin reactions or trouble breathing, or if you have an exaggerated sunburn reaction. You should also avoid ARESTIN if you are pregnant or nursing.

Is Arestin covered by insurance?

Arestin is rarely a covered benefit through dental insurance, however there are a few options for paying for the antibiotic. 1. Fee for Service- Your hygienist will place the Arestin antibiotic at time of periodontal therapy from supplies we carry in the office.

What can be used instead of ARESTIN?

A minocycline 2% gel compounded by a pharmacy can be used as an alternative. The gel is placed into the periodontal pocket after scaling and root planing to kill bacteria that are causing gum disease. Dentists we work with have found the gel to be just as effective as Arestin and more affordable.

How long does Arestin stay in pocket?

Once in the pocket, the gel solidifies into a waxy substance. This allows it to remain in the region and gradually release medication for up to three weeks after placement. Depending on your case, either Arestin or ATRIDOX could be right for your periodontal treatment.

What does ARESTIN cost?

This is a brand name drug and a generic may be available. The average cost for 3 Miscellaneous(s), 1mg each, is $364.17. You can buy Arestin at the discounted price of $320.19 by using the WebMDRx coupon, a savings of 12%. Even if this drug is covered by Medicare or your insurance, we recommend you compare prices.