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Generic Name
Doxycycline for dental use
Trade Name
Periostat
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic antibiotic used for treatment of periodontitis.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • fetotoxic and embyotoxic in animals
  • Use in the last half of pregnancy may cause permenant discoloration of teeth, enamel hypoplasia, and inhibition of skeletal growth.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into human breast milk.
  • Use during breaast feeding may cause permenant discoloration of teeth or enamel hypoplasia of the infant.
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