Highlights for acidulated-phosphate-fluoride
acidulated-phosphate-fluoride Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- discolored teeth
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- mild burning or gum irritation
acidulated-phosphate-fluoride May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other dental products without asking your dentist or health care professional.
How to Use acidulated-phosphate-fluoride
This medicine is applied to the teeth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Brush thoroughly with toothpaste and rinse as usual. Swish vigorously 10 ml of the rinse between the teeth for 1 minute once daily, preferably at bedtime. After using, spit the rinse out. Do not eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes for best results. Children should be shown how to swish the solution around the teeth and to spit out the rinse to prevent swallowing the solution. DO NOT SWALLOW the dental rinse. Do not use more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- porcelain or ceramic dentures
- an unusual or allergic reaction to fluoride, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
This product may reduce your risk of dental cavities. Continue to follow proper dental hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing. See your dentist for regular checkups.
If this rinse is accidentally swallowed, contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Also, prolonged daily ingestion can cause abnormal tooth enamel. Report any signs of abnormal tooth color or staining or spotting of the teeth right away.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: March 12, 2009