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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Periostat Oral.

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Condition: Inflammation of the Gums and Mouth
3/10/2010 1:22:49 PM

Reviewer: loves2dance, on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)


Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2


Current Rating: 2

I had a complete hysterectomy which was not related to the periostat, but since my operation, I'm having digestive problems. I get bloated and have gas and indigestion. I'm taking glutamine and probiotics. I just don't know if the medicine caused my problem though. I was taking it for several years. The warnings in package warned about long term use.

Condition: Inflammation of the Gums and Mouth
2/8/2010 9:46:28 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)


Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5


Current Rating: 5

I am a smoker with moderate to advanced periodontal disease. My periodontist performed scaling and root planning with localized surgical treatment. After several years in maintenance mhy condition began to breakdown. I began using periostat and slowly over the next nine months the periodontist noted a decrease in my bleeding and inflammation as well as my pocket depths. This medication has worke ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Inflammation of the Gums and Mouth
1/2/2009 3:57:25 AM

Reviewer: HappyHippieLady, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)


Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5


Current Rating: 1

I did not need gum surgery after taking Periostat but - according to the mfg- I was one of 4 people who's intestines were destroyed by this drug. I came down with to pseudomembranous colitis and I have suffered from spasms and non-stop diarrhea for 5 or more years now. It's awful and I am miserable. I couldn't sue because they did not know anyone would react to Periostat like this. I w ... Show Full Comment

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