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Potassium Nitrate/Sodium Fluoride Toothpaste (SODIUM FLUORIDE/POTASSIUM NITRATE TOOTHPASTE - DENTAL)

For tooth decay.

Brand Name(s): Fluoridex Daily Defense Sensitivity, Prevident 5000 Sensitive

Generic Name: Potassium Nitrate/Sodium Fluoride

Instructions

Use this medicine instead of the usual toothpaste unless instructed otherwise.

Apply a thin layer of medicine to the teeth and brush using a toothbrush. Leave the medicine on the teeth for at least 1 minute, then spit out the medicine. Do not swallow.

Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking this medicine.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Visit your dentist regularly. Proper care of your teeth is very important while taking this medicine. Brush your teeth and floss regularly.

It is very important that you keep all dental exam appointments while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • irritation of mouth and gum tissue

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • color changes or pitting of the teeth

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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