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All about: PreviDent Rinse

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Generic Name: Sodium Fluoride Rinse (SO-dee-um FLOR-ide)
Brand Name: Examples include Listermint and PreviDent

PreviDent Rinse is used for:

Preventing dental caries.

PreviDent Rinse is a fluoride rinse. It works by strengthening the teeth and decreasing the effects of acid and bacteria on the teeth.

Do NOT use PreviDent Rinse if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in PreviDent Rinse

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using PreviDent Rinse:

Some medical conditions may interact with PreviDent Rinse. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with PreviDent Rinse. However, no specific interactions with PreviDent Rinse are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if PreviDent Rinse may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use PreviDent Rinse:

Use PreviDent Rinse as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Use PreviDent Rinse at bedtime after brushing your teeth. Measure the prescribed dose and swish between your teeth for 1 minute, then spit out, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Do not eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using PreviDent Rinse.
  • If you miss a dose of PreviDent Rinse, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use PreviDent Rinse.

Important safety information:

  • Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor or dentist.
  • Notify your dentist if your teeth become spotted or stained.
  • PreviDent Rinse is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 6 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking PreviDent Rinse, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using PreviDent Rinse during pregnancy. It is unknown if PreviDent Rinse is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using PreviDent Rinse, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of PreviDent Rinse:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with PreviDent Rinse. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; extreme thirst; increased drooling; muscle weakness; nausea; paleness of the skin; seizures; shallow, rapid breathing; shaking; stomach pain; vomiting; weak or fast heartbeat.

Proper storage of PreviDent Rinse:

Store PreviDent Rinse at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep PreviDent Rinse out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about PreviDent Rinse, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • PreviDent Rinse is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about PreviDent Rinse. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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