PreviDent cream

Generic Name: sodium fluoride (SO-dee-um FLOR-ide)
Brand Name: Examples include Phos-Flur and PreviDent

PreviDent cream is used for:

Preventing dental caries.

PreviDent cream is a fluoride-containing toothpaste. It works by strengthening the teeth and decreasing the effects of acid and bacteria on the teeth.

Do NOT use PreviDent cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in PreviDent cream
  • you have trouble swallowing

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

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Before using PreviDent cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with PreviDent cream. 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 cream. However, no specific interactions with PreviDent cream 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 cream 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 cream:

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

  • Brush your teeth with a small amount of PreviDent cream. Swish it around your mouth for about 1 minute and then spit it out. Do not swallow it. Do not eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using PreviDent cream.
  • If you miss a dose of PreviDent cream, 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 cream.

Important safety information:

  • Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor or dentist.
  • Notify your dentist if your teeth become spotted or stained.
  • Caution is advised when using PreviDent cream in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking PreviDent cream, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using PreviDent cream during pregnancy. It is not known if PreviDent cream is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using PreviDent cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of PreviDent cream:

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 cream. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; 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 about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, 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 cream:

Store PreviDent cream 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 cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about PreviDent cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • PreviDent cream 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.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take PreviDent cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about PreviDent cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to PreviDent cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using PreviDent cream.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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