Stannous Fluoride

Description

Stannous Fluoride 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.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Stannous Fluoride

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

Uses of Stannous Fluoride

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prevention of dental caries
  • Dental hypersensitivity
Read More
Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for Stannous Fluoride to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which Stannous Fluoride remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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 Stannous Fluoride may lead to dental fluorosis, especially in children. Stannous Fluoride is not recommended for use if the water fluoridation exceeds 0.6 ppm.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe Stannous Fluoride 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 Stannous Fluoride may cause discoloration of teeth.

Other medicines

Stannous Fluoride 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 Stannous Fluoride.

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
Stannous Fluoride 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

How will this medicine affect me?

Consult top doctors online and get an answer now
Chat now

Looking for a doctor?

Book an appointment with the top doctors near you
Book now
Something doesn’t feel right?
Report an error

Information on this page was last updated on 25 Apr 2019

Disclaimer

We’ve made all possible efforts to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, however, it should not be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Practo only provides reference source for common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. The absence of a warning for any drug or combination thereof, should not be assumed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Practo does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information provided above. If you have any doubts about your medication then we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor, nurse or healthcare provider. See detailed T&C here.