What is Altaflor?
Altaflor is a chemical that helps strengthen tooth enamel, which can help prevent dental cavities.Altaflor is used to stop tooth decay in those who drink water that has small amounts of fluoride (less than 0.6 parts per million).Altaflor can be used for additional uses that are not mentioned in this medication guide.
Side effects of Altaflor
Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,
Altaflor may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately. If you suffer from:
- Extremely unhappy stomach;
- Vomiting as well as vomiting
- Pitting, staining, or any other change to the overall appearance or look of your tooth.
The less serious side effects could be more likely, and you could not experience any whatsoever.This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other effects may also be experienced. Consult your doctor for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
It is not recommended to apply Altaflor when the amount of fluoride present in the water you drink is greater than 0.6 parts per million (ppm).Be sure to follow all instructions for dosing when giving Altaflor to children.
Before you take this drug
You shouldn't apply Altaflor in the event that the concentration of fluoride present in your water is higher than 0.6 parts per million (ppm).To find out the amount of fluoride that is present in your drinking water, call your local water provider. There are also details on water Altaflor content across all of the United States from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Inform your dentist or physician if:
- You've had ulcers or sores around your mouth,
- If you are nursing or pregnant,
How to take Altaflor?
Be sure to follow the instructions on your prescription label as well as read the drug documents and guides.Follow the medication precisely as directed.Altaflor dosages depend on your age and the amount of this medicine in the water you drink. In general, you don't need to take Altaflor when the fluoride content in your water exceeds 0.6 milligrammes.Be sure to follow all instructions for dosing when administering this medication to children.Make sure to measure the liquid medicine with care. Make use of the dosing needle provided or a dosage-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).Altaflor liquid (drops) can be consumed without diluting or mixed into food or drinks. Consume or drink this mixture immediately. Do not store it to use later.The tablet can be chewed or dissolving inside your mouth before you take it in. It is recommended to take this medication at bedtime after brushing your teeth.Do not wash your mouth. Do take care not to eat, drink, or ingest any food within 30 minutes of taking Altaflor.Consume Altaflor often to reap the greatest benefits.Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.
Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?
You should take the medication as quickly as you can. However, do not take your missed dosage if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.
What will happen if I take excessively?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can include the sensation of a sudden burning in your mouth, nausea, tongue pain, stomach cramps, vomiting, drooling, or vomiting blood.
What should be avoided?
Avoid drinking or eating dairy products, such as yoghurt or milk, for 1 hour following taking Altaflor. You should also avoid drinking calcium-fortified juices for 1 hour following the use of this medication.Talk to your physician prior to using an antacid or a laxative, and only take the kind recommended by your physician. The ingredients in certain antiacids and laxatives could make it more difficult for your body to absorb Altaflor.
Interaction with other drugs
Certain medications can cause Altaflor to be less effective when used in conjunction. If you are taking any of the following medications, you should take your Altaflor dose one hour prior to when you take your other medication:
- An antacid;
- A laxative;
- A multivitamin or mineral supplement made up of aluminium, calcium, or magnesium
Other medications can affect Altaflor, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about all the medications you currently use as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.