Brand Name(s): sodium flouride
Drug Class: flouride supplements
Treats: dental cavities
Phos-Flur is applied to the teeth to prevent cavities in patients with low levels of fluoride topical in their drinking water. Phos-Flur is also to use to prevent tooth decay in patients who have undergone radiation of the head and neck, which may lead to dryness of the mouth and increased occurrence of tooth decay.
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Phos-Flur is a mineral and works by strengthening the teeth and more resistant to decay caused by bacteria and acid. Phos-Flur should not be used in children under the age of 6 years unless when authorized by the doctor. Equally, Phos-Flur should not be used in case the level of fluoride in drinking water is more than 0.7 parts per million. To make sure that Phos-Flur is safe for you, be sure to inform the doctor if you're on a salt-free diet. Phos-Flur is a prescription drug but can be bought over the counter without a prescription. Phos-Flur is indicated for:
- Dental cavities
Use Phos-Flur as per the directions on the package. If you are unsure about any of the dosage information, be sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you're using the liquid form of Phos-Flur, you may consider mixing it with water. Measure the dose using a measuring device that is found in the drug's package. If you are using the gel form, apply several drops to the affected area of the mouth. Below is a typical Phos-Flur dose:
- Apply a small amount ofPhos-Flur to a toothbrush and brush thoroughly on all tooth surfaces for at least one minute.
If a Phos-Flur dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to the regular dosage schedule if it is almost time for the subsequent dose.
Phos-Flur Side Effects
Phos-Flur may cause varying side effects as is the case with any other drug. However, some patients may experience the side effects while others may not, mainly due to the difference in the body's ability to tolerate the effects of the drug. While common side effects may disappear on their own severe side effects may not and a doctor's advice should be sought. Note that not all possible Phos-Flur side effects are listed.
Common Side Effects:
- Mild sensitivity in the mouth
- Loss of appetite
Consult your doctor if you experience these severe side effects:
- Tightness in the chest
- Irregular or fast heartbeat
- Bloody stool
Phos-Flur may interact with certain substances and drugs. Therefore, seeks your doctor's opinion before combining Phos-Flur with other drugs and substances. At the same time, avoid starting, stopping or altering the dosage of any drug while taking Phos-Flur without consulting your physician. To facilitate easier monitoring of possible Phos-Flur drug and substance interactions more natural, share a list of all drugs, herbal supplements, and minerals that you may be taking with your doctor
- Phos-Flur does not interact with any known medication or substances
However, this does mean that there are no possible interactions. Consult your physician on possible Phos-Flur drug and substance interaction.