Posted by: Jan | 2008/07/19



My dental hygienist has suggested using Arestin in three pockets that are between and around two molars. After reading the pamphlet she supplied and doing some reading on the " net"  it doesn' t seem as though much testing on " elderly"  persons who have chronic kidney disease and hypertension and osteopenia have been done. I fit this category and since I' m on Actonel, Inderal, Lotrel and Zocor I' m wondering whether the ingredients in the Arestin might cause problems. Any ideas on this will be appreciated. I plan to talk with my pcp but don' t see her until August and I have an appointment with the dentist on this coming Monday and want to be able to speak knowledgebly with him.

Thank you in advance.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

Hi Jan

I am unfortunatley unable to assist you with the above product as I am unfamiliar with it. It may be best to discuss your concerns with your physician and dentist

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