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Vitamins and Fluoride (Systemic)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S.-
This medicine is a combination of vitamins and fluoride. Vitamins are used when the daily diet does not include enough of the vitamins needed for good health.
Fluoride has been found to be helpful in reducing the number of cavities in the teeth. It is usually present naturally in drinking water. However, some areas of the country do not have a high enough level of fluoride in the water. To make up for this, extra fluorides may be added to the diet. Some children may require both dietary fluorides and fluoride treatments by the dentist. Use of a fluoride toothpaste or rinse may be helpful, as well.
Taking fluorides does not replace good dental habits. These include eating a good diet, brushing and flossing teeth frequently, and having regular dental checkups.
This medicine is available only with your medical doctor's or dentist's prescription, in the following dosage forms:
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a dietary supplement, the risks of taking the dietary supplement must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your medical doctor or dentist will make. For multiple vitamins and fluoride, the following should be considered:
Allergies- Tell your medical doctor or dentist if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reactions to fluoride. Also, tell your medical doctor, dentist, and pharmacist if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy- Fluoride occurs naturally in water and has not been shown to cause problems in infants of mothers who drank fluoridated water or took recommended doses of supplements.
Breast-feeding- Small amounts of fluoride pass into breast milk; however, problems have not been documented with normal intake.
Children- Doses of fluoride that are too large or are taken for a long time may cause bone problems and teeth discoloration in children.
Older adults- This dietary supplement has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines- Medicines or other dietary supplements
Although certain medicines or dietary supplements should not be used together at all, in other cases they may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your medical doctor or dentist may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking multiple vitamins and fluoride it is especially important that your medical doctor or dentist, and pharmacist know if you are taking any of the following:
Other medical problems- The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of multiple vitamins and fluoride. Make sure you tell your medical doctor or dentist if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Proper Use of This Medicine
Take this dietary supplement only as directed by your medical doctor or dentist . Do not take more of it and do not take it more often than ordered. Taking too much fluoride and some vitamins (especially vitamins A and D) over a period of time may cause unwanted effects.
Do not take multiple vitamins and fluoride products at the same time as taking foods that contain calcium. It is best to space them 1 to 2 hours apart, to get the full benefit from the medicine.
For patients taking the chewable tablet form of this dietary supplement:
For patients taking the oral liquid form of this dietary supplement:
If you miss a dose of this dietary supplement, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
To store this dietary supplement:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
The level of fluoride present in the water is different in different parts of the country. If you move to another area, check with a medical doctor or dentist in the new area as soon as possible to see if this medicine is still needed or if the dose needs to be changed. Also, check with your medical doctor or dentist if you change infant feeding habits (e.g., breast-feeding to infant formula), drinking water (e.g., city water to nonfluoridated bottled water), or filtering systems (e.g., tap water to filtered tap water).
Inform your medical doctor or dentist as soon as possible if you notice white, brown, or black spots on the teeth . These are signs of too much fluoride.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Side Effects of This Dietary Supplement
Along with its needed effects, a dietary supplement may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
When the correct amount of this dietary supplement is used, side effects usually are rare. However, taking an overdose of fluoride may cause serious problems .
Stop taking this dietary supplement and check with your medical doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur, as they may be signs of severe fluoride overdose:
Check with your medical doctor or dentist as soon as possible if the following side effects occur, as some may be early signs of possible chronic fluoride overdose:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your medical doctor or dentist.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT