multivitamins/fluoride drops - oral (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by the doctor. It is best taken at least 2 hours before or after taking any products containing calcium (including milk, yogurt, other dairy products) or aluminum/magnesium hydroxide (e.g., certain antacids/laxatives) since these may decrease its effectiveness.Some brands of this medication should be shaken well before each dose. Check your manufacturer's bottle for specific directions. Carefully measure the dose using the specially marked medicine dropper provided. Drops may be swallowed directly, added to a small amount of liquid, or mixed with a small amount of food such as applesauce.The fluoride in this liquid product can be absorbed directly into the teeth as you swallow it, as well as being absorbed into your body from your stomach. Therefore, it is best not to eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after taking this product.Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not take more than the prescribed dose.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, constipation, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact the doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your teeth become mottled or stained, notify the dentist or doctor. This may be a result of too much fluoride.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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