ARESTIN (minocycline HCl) Microspheres, 1 mg is an antibiotic a dental professional at SS Dental places directly into infected gum pockets after a scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure. SRP procedures are used to treat patients with adult periodontitis (gum disease). ARESTIN may be used as part of an overall oral health program that includes good brushing and flossing habits and SRP.
Unlike antibiotic pills you swallow, ARESTIN is locally applied, delivering the antibiotic right where you need it, at the site of the gum infection. ARESTIN in addition to SRP fights harmful bacteria that SRP alone can leave behind.
DO NOT TAKE ARESTIN IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO MINOCYCLINE OR TETRACYCLINES.