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How Supplied


It has been established that ingestion of fluoridated drinking water (1 ppm F) during the period of tooth development results in significant decrease in the incidence of dental caries. 1 Sodium fluoride tablets were developed to provide systemic fluoride for use as a supplement in pediatric patients from age 6 months to 16, living in areas where the drinking water fluoride level does not exceed 0.6 ppm F.


See schedule below to determine dosage. Dissolve in the mouth or chew before swallowing, preferably at bedtime after brushing teeth.


0- 0.03PPM

Water F conten

0.3- 0.6 PPM

6 Mo- 3 Yrs

0.25 mg


3 - 6 Yrs

0.5 mg

0.25 mg

6 - 16 Yrs

1 mg

0.5 mg

 Store between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Dispense in a tight, light resistant container as defined in the USP.


Fluoride 1 mg* Tablets are supplied in bottles of 1000 (NDC 38245-131-20) as chewable, round, pink, unscored tablets debossed "COPLEY 131" on one side and plain on the other side.

CAUTION: Federal (U. S. A.) law prohibits dispensing without prescription.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004

How Supplied

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