sodium fluoride gel - dental (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Remember that your dentist has prescribed this medicine 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.Tell your doctor/dentist immediately if your teeth become stained or pitted. This is often a result of too much fluoride.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: 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/dentist 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.
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving sodium fluoride, tell your dentist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your dentist your medical history, especially of: mouth problems (e.g., sores, mucositis).Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially if this medication is swallowed.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your dentist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your dentist, doctor, or pharmacist first.Before receiving this medication, tell your dentist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: other fluoride products (e.g., tablets, creams), other dental products.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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