Rated Arestin for Acne Report
I am 15 years old and have been taking Arestin 100 mg for 4 months now. I have also been using along with it. It has cleared up my acne a lot and I only had a few side effects in the first month which were chapped/dry lips and a sore back but they both went away after a few weeks.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about Arestin.
What Other Drugs Interact with Arestin?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication for your condition, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions or side effects and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this medicine or any medicine before getting further information from your doctor, healthcare provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Arestin include:
Arestin has serious interactions with at least 54 different drugs.
Arestin has moderate interactions with at least 32 different drugs.
Arestin has mild interactions with at least 26 different drugs.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.
Caution in significant renal impairment (may lead to azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, and acidosis; monitor BUN).
Adjust dose if renal impairment occurs.
Anaphylaxis reported; discontinue use and institute supportive therapy.
Prolonged use may result in fungal or bacterial superinfection.
Lupus, hepatitis, and vasculitis autoimmune syndromes reported with use; discontinue if lupus symptoms occur and assess liver function tests; ANA and CBC.
Discontinue therapy if pseudomembranous colitis occurs.
Risk of vestibular reactions.
Caution in hepatic impairment; discontinue if liver injury occurs.
Photosensitivity may occur with prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning equipment; use skin protection and avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Reduce dose in renal impairment; consider drug serum level determinations in prolonged therapy.
Tetracycline use during tooth development (last half of pregnancy through age 8 years) can cause tooth enamel hypoplasia or permanent teeth discoloration; more common with long-term use and with repeated, short courses; during pregnancy, may retard skeletal development and reduce bone growth.
Fanconi-like syndrome may occur with outdated tetracyclines.
Lightheadedness and spinning sensation (vertigo) may occur; use caution when performing tasks that require mental alertness or operating heavy machinery.
May increase BUN secondary to anti-anabolic effects.
Cases of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) reported, some fatal; discontinue immediately.
Intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) has been associated with use of tetracyclines including Arestin; avoid concomitant use of isotretinoin and Arestin; isotretinoin is also known to cause pseudotumor cerebri; although intracranial hypertension typically resolves after discontinuation of treatment, risk of permanent visual loss exists; seek ophthalmologic evaluation if visual disturbance occurs during treatment; since intracranial pressure can remain elevated for weeks after drug cessation, monitor until patient stabilizes.
A decrease in fibula growth rate observed in premature human infants given oral tetracycline in doses of 25 mg/kg every 6 hours.
Hyperpigmentation may occur in nails, bone, skin (including scars), eyes, sclerae, thyroid, oral cavity, visceral tissue, and heart valves.
Increased risk of ergotism when co-administered with ergot alkaloids.
What Is Arestin and How Does It Work?
Arestin is used to treat moderate to severe acne in people 12 years and older. It helps to reduce the number of pimples. Arestin belongs to a class of drugs known as tetracycline antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may make acne worse.
Arestin treats acne that is thought to be caused by a bacterial infection. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Arestin is also used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, severe acne, gonorrhea, tick fever, chlamydia, and others.
Arestin is available under the following different brand names: Dynacin, Minocin, Minocin Kit, Solodyn, and Ximino.