Chemical formula: NaF Molecular mass: 41.988 g/mol PubChem compound: 5235
Sodium fluoride is indicated for the prevention of dental caries in adolescents and adults, particularly amongst patients at risk from multiple caries (coronal and/or root caries). The primary mode of the caries preventative action of fluoride is post-eruptive, i.e topical action. Systemic fluoride supplements are believed also to act mainly topically (i.e during ingestion, via saliva).
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
Sodium fluoride is an active ingredient of these brands:
Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.
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