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Actisite (tetracycline periodontal) fiber has been studied in 1437 patients distributed as follows over pivotal, controlled, and open- label studies.

  Study Type
Demographics Pivotal Controlled Uncontrolled TOTAL
Male 113 70 455 638
Female 113 55 631 799
Age Range 25-88 25-73 13-87 13-88
Black 13 12 41 66
Asian 4 1 10 15
Hispanic 3 3 11 17
Caucasian 206 105 964 1275
Native American 0 2 56 58
Other 0 2 5 7

The most frequently reported adverse reactions in the 226 patients in the pivotal clinical trials were discomfort on fiber placement (10%) and local erythema following removal (11%).

In controlled and open-label trials patients, the following adverse reactions have been reported in less than 1% of patients: oral candidiasis, glossitis, possible allergic response, staining of the tongue, severe gingival inflammation, throbbing pain, pain following placement in an abscessed area, and minor throat irritation.

Read the Actisite (tetracycline periodontal) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004

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