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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredYou should not use fluoride if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients found in this medication. Additionally, certain medical conditions and medications may increase your risk for complications associated with fluoride. Medical conditions include breast-feeding, pregnancy, or a low-sodium diet. Usually, you should not take calcium, iron, or magnesium supplements while you are using fluoride. Before using this or any other supplement, you should speak to your doctor about fluoride and the risks of interaction with other medications.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
You should not use fluoride if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, as researchers have not determined whether using fluoride may be harmful to your baby. Because fluoride may pass through breast milk, you should also not use fluoride if you are breastfeeding or nursing a baby. If pregnant or nursing, talk with your doctor first before using fluoride. In addition, do not take fluoride if you are allergic to it.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
American Dental Association answered
Fluoride has been proven safe and effective for all ages for more than 65 years by the best available scientific evidence and practical experience. Children, adolescents and adults can enjoy the health benefits of fluoride in preventing tooth decay. In fact, 204 million Americans currently receive publicly fluoridated water.