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Composition : SODIUM FLUORIDE-20MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : OTOFLOUR 20MG TABS
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information



Information for patients
Drug Information This medication is used to prevent cavities. It makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay caused by acid and bacteria.
Drug Alert
Alert Not to use 1 mg tablets in children <3 yr of age or when drinking water fluoride content is =0.3 ppm
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug
Drug Special Care Prolonged treatment with large amounts of fluoride may result in dental fluorosis and osseous changes; do not exceed recommended dosage. Renal impairment. Pregnancy.
Drug Drug Interactions Absorption of fluoride may be reduced by aluminium, calcium and magnesium salts.
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How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Preventing cavities in children older than 6 months of age when the amount of fluoride in the water supply is too low. Sodium fluoride is a mineral. It works by strengthening the teeth and decreasing the effects of acid and bacteria on the teeth.
Drug quanitty Oral Prophylaxis of dental caries Adult: Per loz contains 1 mg fluoride: 1 loz daily regardless of fluoride content of drinking water. Child: Based on fluoride content of drinking water: Water-fluoride content <0.3 ppm: 6 mth-3 yr: 0.25 mg daily; 3-6 yr: 0.5 mg daily; >6 yr: 1 mg daily. Water-fluoride content 0.3-0.6 ppm: <3 yr: Not recommended; 3-6 yr: 0.25 mg daily; >6 yr: 0.5 mg daily. Tablets should be sucked or chewed before swallowing.
Drug Dose to be taken orally.
Excess Drug Consumption In acute poisoning, symptoms include a salty or soapy taste, increased salivation, GI disturbances, abdominal pain, weakness, drowsiness, faintness and shallow breathing; more serious effects include hypocalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia, hyperkalaemia, tremors, convulsions, cardiac arrhythmias, shock, respiratory arrest and cardiac failure. Death may occur within 2-4 hr. Treatment includes gastric lavage with lime water or a weak solution of another calcium salt to precipitate fluoride. Maintain high urine output, slow IV inj of calcium gluconate 10% may be used for hypocalcaemia and tetany. Magnesium sulfate may be given to treat hypomagnesaemia, and aluminium hydroxide may help to reduce fluoride absorption. Haemodialysis may be considered. Chronic fluoride poisoning may cause skeletal fluorosis resulting in bone pain, stiffness, limited movment and in severe cases, crippling deformities. In children, prolonged excessive intake during tooth development before eruption may cause dental fluorosis characterised by mottled enamel.
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Possible Side Effects
General Information Hypersensitivity reactions, rash, nausea, vomiting. Products containing stannous fluoride may cause teeth staining.
Common Drug Side Effects Hypersensitivity reactions, rash, nausea, vomiting. Products containing stannous fluoride may cause teeth staining.
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How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Oral: Store in tight plastic containers.

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