What is Fluoride?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Fluoride is used to prevent tooth decay. It is absorbed by teeth and helps to strengthen teeth and block action of bacteria that cause cavities. Fluoride usually is prescribed for children and adults whose homes have water that does not already have fluoride added.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry mouth 4 1
Sjogren's syndrome 3 2
Sensitivity of teeth 2 2
Toothache 2 1
Yellow teeth 2 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluoride

Side effect Patients
Sensitivity of teeth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluoride

Dosage Patients
1 other every 3 months 1
1 other daily 1
0.55 mg twice daily 1
1.1 g daily 1
0.5 tsp. three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluoride

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Fluoride

Duration

Currently taking Fluoride

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fluoride

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Fluoride

Jan 14, 2010 (Started Jun 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Teeth Sensitive to cold)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2009 (Started Jun 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Teeth Sensitive to cold)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: It sure helped my teeth so they aren't so sensative.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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