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Drug Information For:

KARIGEL 0.5% TOPICAL GEL 250GM

Ingredient Name:

SODIUM (SOE-dee-um) FLUORIDE

Drug Manufacturer:

LORVIC CORP

Common Uses:

This medicine is a mineral applied to teeth to prevent decay.

Before Using This Medicine:

INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. USE THIS MEDICINE after brushing and flossing your teeth and just before bedtime. Brush your teeth with a small amount of this medicine. Swish it around in 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 this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, there is no cause for concern. Skip the missed dosed and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Cautions:

Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE without checking with your doctor.

Possible Side Effects:

CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR DENTIST if you notice changes in the color or appearance of your teeth. If you notice any unusual effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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.

Additional Information:

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

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