What are the excipients in toothpastes?

· UKMi

  • Toothpastes contain excipients which can cause adverse reactions affecting the mouth and lips, and systemic hypersensitivity.
  • Excipients most commonly implicated are flavourings such as spearmint, peppermint, fennel, cinnamon and cassia oil, but preservatives, foaming agents, antibacterials, pyrophosphates and essential oils can also cause adverse reactions.
  • This Medicines Q&A lists toothpastes widely available in the UK and the excipients they contain which have been associated with adverse reactions or may be undesirable.
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