Atridox

Generic Name: Doxycycline

  • What is Atridox?

    Atridox is a medicine used to treat periodontitis. Atridox is administered subgingivally (below your gum line).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Atridox?

    The use of Atridox during tooth development (last half of pregnancy, infancy, and childhood to the age of 8 years) may cause permanent discoloration of your teeth (yellow-gray brown).

    Atridox can cause an exaggerated sunburn reaction when exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light.

    Atridox may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

  • Who should not take Atridox?

    Your dentist will not administer Atridox to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to other tetracycline antibiotics.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Atridox?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Atridox. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of oral candidiasis (fungal infection in the mouth), have a weak immune system (such as with chemotherapy, diabetes, HIV infection [AIDS], or radiation therapy), or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your dentist will prescribe and administer the appropriate dose for you.

  • How should I take Atridox?

    Your dentist will administer Atridox to you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Atridox?

    Do not become exposed to excessive sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light while on Atridox treatment.

    Do not use mechanical oral hygiene procedures (such as tooth brushing or flossing) that clean between your teeth for at least 7 days after Atridox treatment.

    Do not become pregnant while on Atridox therapy.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Atridox?

    If Atridox is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following prior to treatment with Atridox: birth control pills.

  • What are the possible side effects of Atridox?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: back pain, bleeding gums, common cold, diarrhea, ear infection, "flu-like" symptoms, gum discomfort, gum inflammation or swelling, headache, high blood pressure, jaw pain, muscle pain, sore mouth, sore throat, toothache, upset stomach

  • Can I receive Atridox if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Atridox may cause harm to your unborn baby if you receive it during pregnancy. The effects of Atridox during breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Atridox?

    Atridox should be given under special circumstances determined by your dentist.

  • How should I store Atridox?

    Your dentist will store this medication for you.