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Periostat (Doxycycline)

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Type: drug type
Product: Periostat Tablet
Manufacturer: Pendopharm Pharmascience
Country: Canada
Dosage: 20 mg

Generic Equivalent of Periostat
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There is no generic product of Periostat.

Periostat Information

Periostat Details (Brand and Generic)

CanadaPharmacyOnline offers Periostat and other anti-infective/antibiotic medications at huge savings. We currently have the brand Periostat from Canada manufactured by Pendopharm Pharmascience. The generic version is not available.


Periostat tablets are available in the strength of 20 mg.


Periostat (Doxycycline) belongs to a group of medicines called tetracyclines. Tetracyclines are a type of antibiotic. Periostat works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. Periostat tablets are used in the treatment of periodontitis (a condition of the gums which can cause teeth to become loose or fall out). Periodontitis is caused by the presence of bacteria at the gum line which can cause inflammation and infection of the gum. The standard treatment for periodontitis is a scaling and root planing carried out by your dentist or dental hygienist. Periostat is then prescribed by your dentist as an additional treatment. The oral hygiene routine explained by your dentist or dental hygienist should continue at the same time. Doxycycline is also used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It is also used to treat pimples and abscesses (usually on the face) that are caused by rosacea, also known as acne rosacea or adult acne. Doxycycline is also used to prevent malaria and treat anthrax infection after possible exposure and other conditions as determined by your doctor. Periostat should be taken at least one hour before going to bed for the night and at least one hour before meals. The tablets should be swallowed with a drink of water in the sitting or standing position followed by plenty of fluid. Do not give this medicine to children up to 12 years of age.

Side Effects and Precautions

The common Periostat side effects may include headache; common cold; flu like symptoms (such as fever); indigestion (heartburn); feeling sick; diarrhoea; rash; sinusitis (inflammation of the nasal passages), coughing and bronchitis; tooth abscess; sore throat and sinus headache; toothache, pain of any sort, joint and back pain; period pains; infection (e.g. thrush). Call your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:

• A severe allergic reaction;
• Diarrhea which is watery or contains blood due to colitis (inflammation of the intestines which can cause stomach pain, diarrhea and other symptoms);
Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction which causes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and skin rash that is usually self-limiting;
• Pseudomembranous colitis (infection of the intestines which can cause stomach pain, fever and diarrhea)

Warnings and Interactions

Do not take Periostat if you:
• Are allergic to doxycycline (or any other tetracycline antibiotic e.g. oxytetracycline, tetracycline, chlortetracycline, demeclocycline or minocycline) or any of the ingredients of this medicine;
• Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding;
• Have achlorhydria (lack of acid in the stomach)

Talk to your dentist, doctor or pharmacist before taking Periostat if you suffer from:
• Liver problems or are taking medication which may damage your liver;
• Myasthenia gravis (a rare muscle weakness disorder);
• Porphyria (a disease which causes stomach pain, constipation, changes in the colour of urine, skin rashes and disturbed behaviour);
• Phototoxicity (skin rashes caused by sunlight);
• Severe diarrhea;
• Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). An allergic condition which causes joint pain, skin rashes and fever;
• Thrush (a yeast infection caused by Candida)

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, especially aluminium containing products and antacids (used to neutralise acid in your stomach); activated charcoal (used to treat poisoning); anti-coagulant medication for example warfarin (used to thin the blood); primidone (medication to control epilepsy); bismuth containing and sucralfate-containing products (used to treat stomach ulcers); ciclosporins (used to suppress your immune system after an organ transplant); calcium containing products (used to treat low calcium levels or as an antacid); cholestyramine (used to reduce cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease); iron containing products (used to treat low iron levels); methoxyflurane (a type of anaesthetic); oral contraceptives (used to prevent pregnancy); penicillin or rifampicin (antibiotics to treat infections); quinapril (used to treat high blood pressure or heart failure); sulfonylurea agents (used to treat diabetes, e.g. Chlorpropamide); zinc containing products (used to treat low zinc levels). Consult with your doctor before taking Periostat if you regularly drink large amounts of alcohol. Periostat should not be used during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding. Taking Periostat during pregnancy may result in permanent discolouration of your child’s teeth. Periostat passes into the milk of breast-feeding mothers and therefore you should not breastfeed whilst taking this medicine. Taking Periostat may make you feel sick or dizzy. If you are affected, you should not drive or use machines until the effect has worn off. Periostat contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

Questions and Answers

Why is Periostat more affordable from Canada than the United States?

In general, all drug prices, not only Periostat, are more affordable to order from Canada because the price of both the brand and generic medication is regulated by the government. Also, since we established in 2006, our vision is to provide safe and affordable medication to people in the US.

Is it safe to buy Periostat from your pharmacy?

Our products are sourced only from facilities certified by authorities in the countries we import them from. has a rigorous process for selecting our partners, so that you, our customer, get the safest medicine. We are also a Certified Canadian Pharmacy that adheres to the requirements imposed by the Province of British Columbia.

How much does Periostat cost in Canada?

At our pharmacy, the cost of Periostat starts at $157.99 for 60 tablets.

How much is the shipping?

Our shipping fee is a flat rate of $10.00 per order. Our pharmacy focuses on getting you the lowest prices on high quality products.

How do I order from your pharmacy?

Ordering Periostat from us is very simple. You can place the order online or call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784. For additional information or for the ordering process, visit our How to Order page.

Are your Periostat prices competitive?

Yes, we are proud to offer some of the most competitive prices across Canadian pharmacies. In some cases, we might be able to either match or beat our competitors' prices. Please call our friendly customer service at 1866.920.3784.

Is there a limit on how many Periostat tablets I am allowed to order at one time? can only dispense a maximum of a three month supply of Periostat at one time, as per your doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Periostat over the counter from you?

No, Periostat requires a valid prescription from your doctor. We do not sell this product without a valid prescription.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, we do. It usually takes between 7 and 18 business days to receive your order from our pharmacy.

Is there a generic for Periostat?

No, there is no generic alternative for this product.

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