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Gel-Kam Paste

Manufactured byColgate
Description

Gel-Kam Paste is used for the prevention of dental cavities or dental decay in adults and children. It is also used to treat and prevent dental hypersensitivity.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Gel-Kam Paste

  • Staining of tooth
  • Itching or rash
  • Peeling of skin
  • Stomach upset
  • Gum irritation

Uses of Gel-Kam Paste

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prevention of dental caries
  • Dental hypersensitivity
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Gel-Kam Paste to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Gel-Kam Paste remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Stannous Fluoride or any another gel containing fluoride as an ingredient.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Dental fluorosis

Continuous use of Gel-Kam Paste may lead to dental fluorosis, especially in children. Gel-Kam Paste is not recommended for use if the water fluoridation exceeds 0.6 ppm.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe Gel-Kam Paste for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Discoloration of teeth

Use of Gel-Kam Paste may cause discoloration of teeth.

Other medicines

Gel-Kam Paste may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before using Gel-Kam Paste.

Missed Dose

Use/apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Gel-Kam Paste makes the teeth stronger and resistant to tooth decay caused due to acid attacks and bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Mouth and throat products

Schedule

OTC

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 27 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11092

[Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 28 December 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=18cc93a4-0ddf-1fa9-e054-00144ff88e88

Stannous Fluoride [Internet]. Oralb.com. 2019 [cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/why-oral-b/faq/questions-about-stannous-fluoride
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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Apr 2019

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