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Caphosol Overdose

Using too much Caphosol is not expected to be dangerous, even if the mouth rinse is swallowed. So far, there have not been any cases of an overdose on this product. Although medical treatment would probably not be needed, seek medical attention if you believe you have swallowed too much of this mouth rinse.

Can You Use Too Much Caphosol?

Caphosol® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) is a prescription artificial saliva replacement. It is used to moisten, lubricate, and cleanse the mouth in people who have dry mouth (known medically as xerostomia). It is also used to relieve mouth sores (known as mucositis) that may be caused by certain cancer treatments.
 
Caphosol is used as a mouth rinse, which is swished around in the mouth and then spit out. An overdose with this medicine is not likely to occur, even if it is swallowed.
 

Effects of an Overdose

There have not been any reported cases of a Caphosol overdose. Although it is not entirely known what to expect, an overdose is highly unlikely to occur. Caphosol is made to closely resemble human saliva. As such, it is not likely to be harmful, even if swallowed.
 

Treatment Options for a Caphosol Overdose

Because an overdose is not expected to be harmful, treatment will probably not be needed, even if the product is swallowed. If treatment is needed, it will likely involve supportive care, which consists of treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
 
Even though a potential overdose with this medicine is not likely to be dangerous, it is a good idea to seek medical attention if you believe you have swallowed too much Caphosol.
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