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MACLEANS SENSITIVE TOOTHPASTE

Active substance(s): SODIUM FLUORIDE / STRONTIUM ACETATE HEMIHYDRATE / SODIUM FLUORIDE / STRONTIUM ACETATE HEMIHYDRATE / SODIUM FLUORIDE / STRONTIUM ACETATE HEMIHYDRATE

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SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

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NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Macleans Sensitive/Sensodyne Mint

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QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Macleans Sensitive/Sensodyne Mint contains the active ingredients Strontium
acetate hemihydrate 8.0% w/w and Sodium Fluoride 0.23% w/w(l040 ppm
fluoride).
For excipients, see 6.1.

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PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Toothpaste

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CLINICAL PARTICULARS

4.1

Therapeutic indications
Macleans Sensitive/Sensodyne Mint is recommended for the relief of tooth
sensitivity and the prevention of dental caries.

4.2

Posology and method of administration
For external administration to the teeth.
Use twice a day and not more than three times, in place of ordinary toothpaste.
Minimise swallowing and spit out.
Not to be used by children under 12 years of age unless on advice of a dental
professional or doctor.

4.3

Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to the active ingredients or to any of the other constituents.

4.4

Special warnings and precautions for use
Always follow the label directions. As with any other oral care products, if
irritation occurs discontinue use.
Sensitive teeth may indicate an underlying problem which needs prompt care,
if symptoms persist or worsen see your dentist.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

4.5

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
At the active ingredient levels in the toothpaste, no interactions are expected.

4.6

Pregnancy and lactation
No adverse effects known.

4.7

Effects on ability to drive and use machines
None.

4.8

Undesirable effects
Minor local irritations. When used in the normal manner of toothpastes the
product is not expected to cause side-effects, except rarely allergic reactions of
a non-serious nature.

4.9

Overdose
No symptoms of strontium acetate hemihydrate overdose are known.
Theoretically, acute overdosage is possible in children but symptoms of
fluoride toxicity would only arise after ingestion of large quantities of the
product. Symptoms may include salivation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Treatment would be by provision of a calcium containing drink e.g. milk or
lime water.

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PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

5.1

Pharmacodynamic properties
Strontium acetate hemihydrate desensitises dentine. Sodium fluoride is a well
known anti-caries agent.

5.2

Pharmacokinetic properties
Not applicable as the product activity is by local action in the oral cavity only.

5.3

Preclinical safety data
There are no pre-clinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are
additional to that already included in other sections of the SPC.

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PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

6.1

List of excipients
Glycerol
Sorbitol liquid (non-crystallising)
Xanthan Gum
Hydrated Silicon Dioxide
Silica, Dental Type
Sodium N-Methy-N-Cocyl Taurate
Titanium Dioxide (E171)
Flavour
Saccharin Sodium
Sodium Methy-p-Hydroxybenzoate (E219)
Sodium Propyl-p-Hyrdroxybenzoate (E217)
Purified Water
Composition of Flavour
Peppermint Oil
Menthol

Anethole
L-Carvone
L-Menthyl Acetate
Limonene
Eucalyptol
L-Menthone

6.2

Incompatibilities
None known

6.3

Shelf life
24 months

6.4

Special precautions for storage
None

6.5

Nature and contents of container
1. Aluminium laminate tube with either a plain plastic screw-threaded cap or a
plastic screw-threaded cap with a flip-top lid containing 17, 25, 45, 50, 55, 75
or 125ml. Tubes may be contained in an outer box-board carton.
2. Plastic barrier laminate flexible tube with either a plain screw-threaded cap
or a plastic srew-threaded cap with a flip-top lid containing 17, 25, 45, 50, 55,
75 or 125 ml. Tubes may be contained in an outer box-board carton
3. Polypropylene pump pack with a polyethylene piston and a polypropylene
cap. The pack is covered with a tamper-evident, shrink-wrap seal. The pump
contains 100ml of toothpaste.

6.6

Special precautions for disposal
None

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MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited,
980 Great West Road
Brentford
Middlesex
TW8 9GS
United Kingdom

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MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
PL 44673/0190

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DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
AUTHORISATION
7th March 1986 / 19th April 1993 / 26th November 1998

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DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
02/09/2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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