Sodium Fluoride (Mouthwash)


Sodium fluoride is an antiseptic & anticavity mouthwash which- 
  • Restores enamel to strengthen teeth
  • Protects teeth from cavity
  • Helps to prevent tooth decay
  • Controls tartar that can discolor teeth
  • whitens teeth safety


Sodium fluoride is a cariostatic agent that is used to prevent dental caries. It can also be used as a source of fluoride in total parenteral nutrition.

Dosage & Administration

Rinse (gargle) with fall strength Sodium fluoride for 30 seconds with 20 ml (with the help of supplied cup) two times daily (morning and evening). Do not swallow. Don’t eat or drink within 30 minutes after rinsing with Sodium fluoride restoring.


Absorption of fluoride may be reduced by aluminium, calcium and magnesium salts.


Not to use 1 mg tablets in children less then 3 yr of age or when drinking water fluoride content is >= 0.3 ppm.

Side Effects

Hypersensitivity reactions, rash, nausea, vomiting. Products containing stannous fluoride may cause teeth staining.

Pregnancy & Lactation

No data found

Precautions & Warnings

Prolonged treatment with large amounts of fluoride may result in dental fluorosis and osseous changes; do not exceed recommended dosage. Renal impairment. Pregnancy.

Overdose Effects

In acute poisoning, symptoms include a salty or soapy taste, increased salivation, GI disturbances, abdominal pain, weakness, drowsiness, faintness and shallow breathing; more serious effects include hypocalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia, hyperkalaemia, tremors, convulsions, cardiac arrhythmias, shock, respiratory arrest and cardiac failure. Death may occur within 2-4 hr. Treatment includes gastric lavage with lime water or a weak solution of another calcium salt to precipitate fluoride. Maintain high urine output, slow IV inj of calcium gluconate 10% may be used for hypocalcaemia and tetany. Magnesium sulfate may be given to treat hypomagnesaemia, and aluminium hydroxide may help to reduce fluoride absorption. Haemodialysis may be considered. Chronic fluoride poisoning may cause skeletal fluorosis resulting in bone pain, stiffness, limited movment and in severe cases, crippling deformities. In children, prolonged excessive intake during tooth development before eruption may cause dental fluorosis characterised by mottled enamel.

Therapeutic Class

Anticavity Mouthwash

Storage Conditions

Store in tight plastic containers.