Drug Name: GEL-TIN
STANNOUS FLUORIDE DENTAL - GEL (STAN-us FLOOR-ide)
COMMON GEL-TIN BRAND NAME(S):
GEL-TIN SIDE EFFECTS:
GEL-TIN may cause staining of the teeth or tongue. The stains can be removed by your dentist. Changes in taste can also occur while using GEL-TIN. If GEL-TIN is accidentally swallowed, stomach upset or nausea may occur. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE GEL-TIN:
GEL-TIN: GEL-TIN is used as a topical gel to be applied with a toothbrush. Use once or twice daily after thorough brushing and flossing. Shake excess water from toothbrush. Apply gel liberally to toothbrush (cover bristle surface completely). Brush all surfaces of teeth for 1 minute. Be sure to swish gel around and between teeth. Expectorate (spit out) any excess. Do not swallow gel. Do not rinse mouth, eat or drink for 30 minutes after using.
GEL-TIN contains fluoride. Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay and bacteria that cause cavities. This medication is used as a topical gel application for the teeth.
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: all illnesses, if you are on a low-salt diet, if you live in an area where the drinking water is fluoridated, allergies (especially to flouride). This fluoride supplement is used when the drinking water contains low fluoride levels (less than 0.7 parts per million). GEL-TIN should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
GEL-TIN DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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.
Fluoride is found in tea, fluoridated water and fish eaten with bones such as sardines.
MISSED GEL-TIN DOSE:
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost 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.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight. Avoid freezing.