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Doctor insights on: Cetylpyridinium Chloride Side Effects

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Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Totally different: Cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic, it kills bacteria. Fluoride is a mineral that makes teeth more resistant to acid when it is incorporated into the tooth enamel and also makes it harder for the bacteria to stick to the teeth. You can't say one is better then the other because they are totally different products that are used for totally different things. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Is cetylpyridinium chloride safe? I have mouth spray that has 0.075% in it and it says 2 sprays but I do 5 or more. Is this bad? Can I use everyday?

Is cetylpyridinium chloride safe? I have mouth spray that has 0.075% in it and it says 2 sprays but I do 5 or more. Is this bad? Can I use everyday?

Safe mouth spray: Cetylpyridinium chloride is a compound used in mouth washes, toothpastes, and lozenges to fight bacteria. It doesn't eradicate them all, as some are normal to be in your mouth. The spray can reduce gingivitis and reduce plaque. It is safe, even at 5 sprays a day. However, regular dental care is also needed to assure dental health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11505791. ...Read more

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Is it bad to mix a mouthwash that whitens teeth with a regular one containing cetylpyridinium chloride?

Is it bad to mix a mouthwash that whitens teeth with a regular one containing cetylpyridinium chloride?

Maybe: Mixing may cause some of the ingredients in either to be bound chemically together and not be effective . Best to use them separately.. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.

Dangerous: This is a very potent drug that is given intravenously only. Using it orally there is some possibility of it being absorbed through your mucus membranes. It is really playing with danger to attempt oral administration. Death is one side effect. ...Read more

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Taking ganaton 150mg (itopride hydro chloride) one cap per day \u0026 pantocid 40g 2x a day for 6 yrs. safe? there any side effects of this? Thank you

Interactions: Ganaton is not available in US. It is used in combination in other countries. Just get an EKG to make sure no conduction abnormalities. Other wise it is ok ...Read more

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Can medical herbs really have side effects?

Herbs are medicines: Even though herbs come from the earth, they are still medicinal in nature and can have adverse effects if taken inappropriately or if taken with another herb or medicine that interacts with it. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of add medications?

What are some side effects of add medications?

Agitation: Most medications used to treat adhd are stimulants. They may be amphetamines or amphetamine like medicines. Side effects are usually mild and fade with time. They may include irritability, agitation, insomnia, weight loss. Generally, in my practice, i start these medications at a low dose and have my patients increase gradually. They tend to have few if any side effects. ...Read more