Periostat

INDICATIONS

Periostat® (doxycycline hyclate) is indicated for use as an adjunct to scaling and root planing to promote attachment level gain and to reduce pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

THE DOSAGE OF PERIOSTAT® (doxycycline hyclate) DIFFERS FROM THAT OF DOXYCYCLINE USED TO TREAT INFECTIONS. EXCEEDING THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE MAY RESULT IN AN INCREASED INCIDENCE OF SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESISTANT MICROORGANISMS.

Periostat® (doxycycline hyclate) 20 mg twice daily as an adjunct following scaling and root planing may be administered for up to 9 months. Periostat® (doxycycline hyclate) should be taken twice daily at 12 hour intervals, usually in the morning and evening. It is recommended that if Periostat® (doxycycline hyclate) is taken close to meal times, allow at least one hour prior to or two hours after meals. Safety beyond 12 months and efficacy beyond 9 months have not been established.

Administration of adequate amounts of fluid along with the tablets is recommended to wash down the drug and reduce the risk of esophageal irritation and ulceration. (See ADVERSE REACTIONS Section).

HOW SUPPLIED

Periostat® (doxycycline hyclate) (white tablet imprinted with a PS20) containing doxycycline hyclate equivalent to 20 mg doxycycline. Bottle of 60 (NDC 64682-008-01), Bottle of 100 (NDC 64682-008-02) and Bottle of 1000 (NDC 64682-008-03).

Storage: All products are to be stored at controlled room temperatures of 15°C - 30°C (59°F - 86°F) and dispensed in tight, light-resistant containers (USP).

Manufactured by: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research Services, Inc., Horsham, PA 19044. Marketed by: CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Newtown, PA, 18940. FDA revision date: 3/31/2004

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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