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Karigel/n
Sodium Fluor 1.1% Dntl-Topical


Sodium fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay and bacteria that cause cavities. Karigel/n is used to prevent cavities. This fluoride supplement is used when the drinking water contains low fluoride levels (less than 0.7 parts per million).

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Prevident, Phos-Flur, Karigel, Neutragard Advanced, Ethedent, Sf, Apf, Dentagel
 
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karigel/n
Prevident, Phos-Flur, Karigel, Neutragard Advanced, Ethedent, Sf, Apf, Dentagel

Uses
Sodium fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay and bacteria that cause cavities. Karigel/n is used to prevent cavities. This fluoride supplement is used when the drinking water contains low fluoride levels (less than 0.7 parts per million).


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, excess saliva, stomach pain, diarrhea, irritability, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

How To Use
  • This is best used once daily just before bedtime after routine brushing and flossing or as directed by your doctor.
  • Apply a thin ribbon of medicine to a toothbrush and brush thoroughly for 2 minutes or as directed.
  • Adults: after use, spit out excess.
  • For best results, do not eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes.
  • Age 6 to 16: after use, spit out excess and rinse mouth thoroughly.

Side Effects
  • Inform your doctor if you experience mouth or gum irritation while using Karigel/n.
  • If your teeth become stained or change color, notify your dentist.
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache or muscle twitches may occur if Karigel/n is accidentally swallowed.
  • If these symptoms occur, contact your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: any allergies, kidney problems, joint pain.
  • If you live in an area where the drinking water is fluoridated, inform your doctor.
  • Before using Karigel/n, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • It is not known if Karigel/n is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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