Treating periodontitis, a dental disease that attacks the gum, bone, and around the teeth.

Periostat is a tetracycline. It works to treat periodontitis by decreasing the activity of a certain enzyme (collagenase).

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  • Periostat
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    Abdominal or stomach tenderness
    clay-colored stools
    dark urine
    decreased appetite
    diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
    difficulty with swallowing
    fast heartbeat
    feeling of discomfort
    hives, itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    hives or welts, itching, or rash
    increased thirst
    inflammation of the joints
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    nausea and vomiting
    numbness or tingling of the face, hands, or feet
    redness and soreness of the eyes
    redness of the skin
    sore throat
    sores in the mouth
    stomach cramps
    stomach pain or tenderness
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    swollen lymph glands
    tightness in the chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight loss
    yellow eyes or skin
    Some doxycycline side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Incidence not known
    Back, leg, or stomach pains
    black, tarry stools
    bleeding gums
    blood in the urine or stools
    blurred vision
    bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
    change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
    chest pain, discomfort, or burning
    cracks in the skin
    decrease in vision
    difficulty breathing
    discoloration of the thyroid glands
    double vision
    general body swelling
    increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
    loss of heat from the body
    lower back or side pain
    pain or burning in the throat
    pain with swallowing
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
    red, swollen skin
    redness or other discoloration of the skin
    redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
    scaly skin
    severe nausea
    severe stomach pain
    severe sunburn
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    vomiting blood
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