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Medications

Arestin Oral Powder 1 mg

Uses

For inflammation of the gums.

Instructions

Do not touch the treated areas for 7 days.

Do not chew hard, crunchy, or sticky foods (such as carrots or gum) for 7 days after treatment.

Do not floss or clean between the teeth treated with the medicine for 10 days after treatment.

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

Your tongue may turn a dark color while taking this medicine. This is harmless and will go away when you stop the medicine.

This medicine can cause permanent change in teeth color in children.

It is very important that you keep all dental exam appointments while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any swelling of your hands, face, lips, eyes, throat or tongue.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • flu-like symptoms
  • headaches

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat
  • fever
  • itching
  • mouth sores or irritation

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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