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What is the clinical significance of potential drug interactions with local anaesthetic preparations used in primary care dentistry?

30 July 2020This updated Medicines Q&A explores the clinical significance of potential interactions between dental local anaesthetic preparations and other medicines as listed in the BNF and…

What are the excipients in toothpastes?

3 December 2019Toothpastes contain excipients that can cause adverse reactions affecting the mouth and lips, and systemic hypersensitivity. Excipients most commonly implicated are flavourings such as spearmint,…

When and how can dentists supply medicines?

28 November 2019This updated Medicines Q&A aims to explain the legal status of medicines in the UK and when and how they may be supplied by dentists…

Can miconazole oral gel be used by patients taking a statin?

27 August 2019This updated Medicines Q&A explores the evidence for the interaction between miconazole oral gel and statins. Summary Miconazole is an azole antifungal which inhibits CYP450…

How should dentists prescribe, store, order and dispose of controlled drugs?

6 June 2016This updated Q&A aims to explain controlled drug legislation relevant to primary care dental practice. Includes prescribing for NHS and private patients, ordering/requisitioning, storage and…