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Periostat (Doxycycline Hyclate) - Summary



PERIOSTAT® (doxycycline hyclate tablets)

Periostat® is available as a 20 mg tablet formulation of doxycycline for oral administration.

Periostat® is indicated for use as an adjunct to scaling and root planing to promote attachment level gain and to reduce pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis.

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Published Studies Related to Periostat (Doxycycline Hyclate)

A study of the clinical activity of a gel combining monocaprin and doxycycline: a novel treatment for herpes labialis. [2012]
doxycycline in vivo against herpes labialis... CONCLUSION: Combining monocaprin with low-dose doxycycline offers an effective

Clinical studies on the management of periodontal diseases utilizing subantimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD). [2011.02]
Periodontitis, the most common chronic inflammatory condition known to mankind, is a disease that results in the destruction of tooth supporting tissues. Periodontitis is initiated by a bacterial biofilm on the tooth surface below the gingival margin... This review paper begins with a brief description of the disease process known as periodontitis followed by an extensive review of the Phase I-IV clinical trial data that established the safety and efficacy of sub-antimicrobial dose doxycycline (SDD) as an adjunct to scaling and root planing for the treatment of periodontitis.

Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of 10% doxycycline hyclate in the periodontal treatment of smokers - a clinical and microbiological study. [2011]
PURPOSE: The aim of this present clinical and microbiological study was to evaluate the efficacy of the association of locally delivered 10% doxycycline hyclate (Atridox(R)) with scaling and root planing in the periodontal treatment of smokers... CONCLUSIONS: The use of locally delivered doxycycline may constitute an important adjunct for the treatment of chronic periodontitis in smokers.

Sub-antimicrobial doxycycline for periodontitis reduces hemoglobin A1c in subjects with type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. [2011]
In vitro and animal studies suggest a possible role for the tetracycline class of drugs in the inhibition of non-enzymatic protein glycation. We conducted a 3-month, randomized placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial of conventional sub-gingival debridement (periodontal therapy), combined with either a three month regimen of sub-antimicrobial-dose doxycycline (SDD), a two week regimen of antimicrobial-dose doxycycline (ADD), or placebo in 45 patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes (mean duration 9 years) and untreated chronic periodontitis...

Pulsed azithromycin treatment is as effective and safe as 2-week-longer daily doxycycline treatment of acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority study. [2011]
Efficacy and safety of azithromycin and doxycycline for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris were evaluated (240 patients) in both intention-to-treat and per-protocol populations. The evaluation of clinical efficacy was based on the change in the number of facial inflammatory lesions from baseline to the end of treatment, and noninferiority was defined by the upper 95% confidence limit of the difference between two treatments being less than 9.

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Clinical Trials Related to Periostat (Doxycycline Hyclate)

Bioavailability Study of Doxycycline Monohydrate Capsules and Monodox Under Fasting and Fed Conditions [Completed]

Bioequivalence Study Doxycycline Tablets and Monodox Capsules Under Fasting Conditions [Completed]

Bioavailability Study of Doxycycline Monohydrate Capsules and Monodox Under Fasting Conditions [Completed]

Evaluation of Relapse, Efficacy and Safety of Long-term Treatment With Oracea� vs Placebo After 12 Weeks of Oracea� and MetroGel� 1% [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to assess relapse, efficacy and safety in subjects with rosacea during long-term treatment with either Oracea or placebo, after an initial 12-week regimen of Oracea and MetroGel 1%.

Doxycycline Outcomes in Lupus Erythematosus: (DOLE) [Not yet recruiting]
Cardiovascular disease, specifically from atherosclerosis, is the major cause of mortality in SLE in developed countries. In a recent study the investigators have shown that high sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) is higher in SLE patients with (versus without) coronary calcium, a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis. In an ongoing two year intervention trial of atorvastatin, the investigators will determine if statins retard coronary calcium and reduce hs-CRP. However, 10% of the patients in the trial were intolerant of statins. The investigators want to now investigate whether there are additional, and potentially safer ways, to reduce hs-CRP in SLE. In this study, the investigators will determine if doxycycline reduces hs-CRP and other vascular inflammatory markers including interleukin 6 (IL-6), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1), soluble inter cell adhesion molecule (s-ICAM-1) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in SLE.

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Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Periostat has an overall score of 8. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 6. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.

Periostat review by 56 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rosacea
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken once a day for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug prevents the pustules that can result from Rosacea. When I do not take the drug for a week, the pustules tend to reappear.
Side effects:   When I first started the drug, I felt nauseated for a few days. It gradually subsided. It helped to take the drug with food, although I initially was told to take it 2 hours after eating. Now I can tolerate it better, but still must take it at about the same time every day or it bothers my stomach and I get nauseated.
Comments:   My Rosacea had progressed to the second stage (pustules) before I was diagnosed. I woke up one morning with pustules on my face, and one was infected. I went immediately to a dermatologist, who diagnosed me with Rosacea and prescribed 200 mg of doxycycline daily. I tried that, but my stomach would not tolerate it. He lowered the dose to 100 mg, and I did better, although it took a few days to adjust.

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Page last updated: 2013-02-10

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