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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…

How should adults with cancer be managed by general dental practitioners if they need dental treatment?

23 March 2020This Medicines Q&A provides advice on what to consider when providing dental treatment, and information about the main adverse effects of cancer therapies that could…

What should be considered when choosing or prescribing saliva substitutes?

4 February 2020Dry mouth is a complaint often presented to dental practitioners. There are a number of products available to manage this condition, however not all are…

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…

Allergy to local anaesthetic agents used in dentistry – what are the signs, symptoms, alternative diagnoses and management options?

10 August 2019This updated Medicines Q&A addresses the signs and symptoms of local anaesthetic hypersensitivity, differential diagnoses and management of a patient with suspected allergy to local…

Fluoride toothpaste – what are the dangers of chronic ingestion in adults?

15 February 2019This Medicines Q&A examines the effects of chronic fluoride ingestion associated with use of fluoride toothpaste in adults.

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What advice should be given to people with porphyria who are undergoing dental procedures?

17 March 2017An indication of the safety of various medicines commonly used by dentists in patients with acute porphyria is given. When considering the safety of medicines…