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stannous-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
- mottled or discolored teeth
- sores in the mouth or on the lips
- stomach pain
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- temporary irritation of the mouth
stannous-fluoride May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected.
How to Use stannous-fluoride
This medicine is used in the mouth. DO NOT SWALLOW. Follow the directions on the prescription label. For best results, do not eat, drink, or rinse mouth for at least 30 minutes after use. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug 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 dental work
- an unusual or allergic reaction to stannous 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.
Do not use this medicine unless your health care professional prescribes it for you. Ask your dentist for advice, especially if you move to a new area where the amount of fluoride in the water may be different. See your dentist regularly.
If the rinse is accidentally swallowed, contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Prolonged daily ingestion can cause abnormal tooth enamel. Enamel is the hard part on the outside of the tooth.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: August 20, 2009