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    Brand Name: PERIOSTAT

    Generic Name: Doxycycline

    Generic for Periostat* (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as advanced gum disease (periodontitis), which helps heal gum tissue damage. In addition, it is also used in the scaling and root planing treatment. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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    Facts about Generic Drugs

    • Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
    • Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
     
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What is Generic for Periostat* used for?

Generic for Periostat* (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as advanced gum disease (periodontitis), which helps heal gum tissue damage. In addition, it is also used in the scaling and root planing treatment. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Periostat*?

The dosage of Generic for Periostat* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Generic for Periostat* with a full glass of water. After taking this medication, do not lie down for 30 minutes.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Periostat*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Periostat* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Periostat*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Periostat*, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Periostat*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Periostat*.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Periostat*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Periostat* can interact with antacids, blood thinners, oral contraceptives, penicillin antibiotics, cholesterol-lowering medications, anti-seizure medications, and barbiturates.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Periostat*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Periostat* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Periostat* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Periostat* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Periostat* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Periostat* can cause side effects such as stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, vaginal itching, and headache. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are blurred vision, liver or kidney problems, difficulty breathing, dark colored urine, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Periostat*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Periostat*?

Is it possible for me to take Generic for Periostat* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Periostat*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Periostat*?
How will Generic for Periostat* work in my body?
How should Generic for Periostat* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Periostat* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Generic for Periostat* should not be used during pregnancy as it may be harmful to the unborn baby. Also, while taking this medicine, breast-feeding should be avoided. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

 

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