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    ARESTIN is provided as a dry powder, packaged in a unit-dose cartridge, which is inserted into a cartridge handle to administer the product. The oral health care professional removes the disposable cartridge from its pouch and connects the cartridge to the handle mechanism (See prescribing information for full details).
    ARESTIN is a variable dose product, dependent on the size, shape, and number of pockets being treated. In US clinical trials, up to 121 unit-dose cartridges were used in a single visit and up to 3 treatments, at 3-month intervals, were administered in pockets with pocket depth of 5 mm or greater.
    The administration of ARESTIN does not require local anesthesia. Professional sub-gingival administration is accomplished by inserting the unit-dose cartridge to the base of the periodontal pocket and then pressing the thumb ring in the handle mechanism to expel the powder while gradually withdrawing the tip from the base of the pocket. The handle mechanism should be sterilized between patients.
    ARESTIN does not have to be removed, as it is bioresorbable, nor is an adhesive or dressing required.


    An adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. May be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program which includes good oral hygiene, and scaling and root planing.


    Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients. Pregnancy, lactation.
    See prescribing information for full details.

    Special Precautions

    In young patients use of tetracycline class drugs may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth.
    See prescribing information for full details.

    Side Effects

    Headache, infection, flu syndrome, pain.
    See prescribing information for full details.

    Drug interactions

    See prescribing information for full details.