Main Ingredient: Doxycycline
Periostat is widely used as an alternative medicine for those who are
allergic to penicillin.
Periostat is considered as a broad-spectrum
antibiotic, because it is used to treat a number of bacterial infections
such as amebic dysentery, cholera, Lyme disease, upper respiratory
infections, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, pneumonia, STDs such as
gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections.
Periostat antibiotic is also used to
help treat severe acne (low dosage) and pink eye (conjunctivitis).
Periostat work by preventing the growth of the invading bacteria. This
results in the body's own immunity system fighting off the infection.
You should not take Periostat if you are sensitive to or have ever had an
allergic reaction to any Periostat in the past.
Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. He or she may
recommend a lower dose of Periostat.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sun especially if you are prone to sunburn,
when taking Periostat.
If you are taking Periostat over an extended period of time, your doctor
will perform blood, kidney, and liver tests periodically.
Periostat should not be given to children under 8 as this may retard their
growth and could cause permanent discoloration of teeth.
PERIOSTAT SIDE EFFECTS
Common side effects of Periostat may include upset stomach, vomiting,
diarrhea, and headache, rash.
Rare side effects of Periostat may include anemia, blurred vision,
dizziness, extreme allergic reactions, increased sensitivity to light,
loss of appetite, nausea, ringing in the ears, swelling due to fluid
retention, liver or kidney problems, skin eruptions, hairy tongue and
thyroid gland problems.
PERIOSTAT DRUG INTERACTION
Check with your physician before combining Periostatwith the following:
PERIOSTAT AND PREGNANCY
Periostat should not be used during pregnancy. It may influence the growth
of the unborn baby's bones and teeth.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle feed while taking Periostat as it
may pass into breast milk.
CHILDREN (8 and older)
100 mg twice daily. For children who are
under 100 lbs. 2mg/ body weight, divided by 2, twice daily.
200 mg twice daily.
Seek medical attention right away if you suspect an overdose of Periostat.
Symptoms of Periostat overdose may include diarrhea, vomiting and upset
If you miss a dose of Periostat, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is just
about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go on with your
regular schedule. Avoid taking a double dose.