What is the active ingredient of Arestin?
arestin, minocycline, dental hygiene exam prep

What is the active ingredient of Arestin?

What is the active ingredient of Arestin?

(A.) Doxycycline hyclate
(B.) Chlorhexidine
(C.) Minocycline
(D.) All of the above combined

arestin, minocycline, dental hygiene exam prep

Answer: (C.) Minocycline

The following are some of the most commonly-used locally-applied antimicrobial agents, along with their active ingredients:

– Arestin – minocycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

– Periochip – chlorhexidine

– Atridox – doxyclycline hyclate (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Arestin, Atridox, and Periochip are all placed in the deepest part of a diseased pocket and are left to dissolve on their own.

Note: Atridox and Arestin can be confusing. Let’s memorize “ARM” – “ARestin” is “Minocycline.” Then we know Atridox is made of the other antibacterial agent, doxycycline.

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Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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