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Caphosol Side Effects

Medical devices, including Caphosol, do not require extensive clinical trials to determine possible side effects. As a type of mouth rinse, Caphosol is not likely to cause reactions. However, this does not mean problems cannot occur. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if develop any side effects that are potentially serious, such as swelling of the mouth or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Caphosol Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Caphosol® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this product will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Caphosol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Caphosol

The prescribing information for most prescription medications contains highly detailed information about potential side effects, including the exact percentages for side effects that occurred in clinical trials. However, Caphosol is considered a medical device. Medical devices are not required to have the same detailed prescribing information as prescription medications. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly what side effects to expect and how often they occur.
Side effects are rarely reported with Caphosol use. This does not mean you will not experience side effects from Caphosol. However, side effects are unlikely to occur.

Serious Side Effects

Though unlikely, some Caphosol side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Extreme or persistent mouth irritation
  • Signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction to Caphosol, such as:
    • A rash or hives
    • Itching
    • Unusual swelling, especially of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
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