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Medication Description: Sodium Fluoride (Natrium phthoridum)

SODIUM FLUORIDE (Natrium phthoridum).

Synonyms: Fluossen, Koreberon, Natrium fluoratum, Sodium fluoride.

Fluoride ions accumulate in the body mainly in the tissues of the tooth and bone tissue, forming slightly soluble fluorapatity. Stimulating the mineralization of hard tooth tissues, they contribute to the maturation and hardening of tooth enamel and protect teeth from caries. They also have a bactericidal effect on microorganisms that appear during dental caries.

In addition, sodium fluoride reduces bone resorption. In combination with vitamin D 3 and calcium compounds, fluoride promotes bone calcification.

The main use has sodium fluoride as a means for the prevention of dental caries.

Assign in the form of tablets for oral administration and as a solution for rinsing.

Tablets of sodium fluoride (for children) (Tabulettae Natrii phthoridi pro infantibus) in light yellow color with splashes of 0.0011 g each, and of white color - 0.0022 g of sodium fluoride.

Assign for the prevention of dental caries in children aged 2 to 14 years in areas where the fluoride content in drinking water does not exceed 0.5 mg / l.

Children between the ages of 2 and 6 are given tablets of 0.0011 grams; over 6 years of age, 0.0022 grams per day. The drug is taken orally after a meal, drinking water, daily for at least 250 days a year (annually up to 14 years of age).

In addition, adults and children over 16 years old are recommended to rinse the mouth with a solution of sodium fluoride after eating and brushing their teeth. Apply first 0.05% solution: rinse 1 minute 3 times daily; then apply a 0.2% solution (3 times a day) once in 1 or 2 weeks. Apply in adults and children over 10 years old and 1 tablespoon of the solution to rinse (for children 6 9 years of age, 1 dessert spoon). Rinses spend at least 9 months a year.

Perhaps the simultaneous use of solutions, tablets and fluoro-lac (see).

The use of sodium fluoride is contraindicated in areas where the fluorine content in water exceeds 0.8 mg / l. Simultaneously with sodium fluoride is not recommended to prescribe drugs containing calcium.

Forms of release: tablets on 0,0011 or 0,0022 g; powder, from which 0.05% and 0.2% aqueous solutions are prepared.

Storage: List B. In the dark spot. Ready solutions store no more than 4 weeks.

In small quantities (0.5 mg) of sodium, fluoride is a part of some combined multivitamin tablets (see Oligovit and others).

Sodium fluoride is also an integral part of some types of toothpastes.

Foreign preparations of sodium fluoride fluossen - pills of 0.015 g (15 mg) and coreberone - pills of 0.02 g (20 mg) are used to treat osteoporosis, including steroid osteoporosis. Take 2 - 3 tablets after meals daily for a long time. Combined with preparations of vitamin D 3 and calcium (not recommended for the prevention of caries).

You should not prescribe drugs during pregnancy, severe liver disease, exacerbation of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.