NDC 48878-3120 Clinpro 5000

Sodium Fluoride

NDC Product Code 48878-3120

NDC CODE: 48878-3120

Proprietary Name: Clinpro 5000 What is the Proprietary Name?
The proprietary name also known as the trade name is the name of the product chosen by the medication labeler for marketing purposes.

Non-Proprietary Name: Sodium Fluoride What is the Non-Proprietary Name?
The non-proprietary name is sometimes called the generic name. The generic name usually includes the active ingredient(s) of the product.

Drug Use Information

Drug Use Information
The drug use information is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Always ask a health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

  • This medication is used to prevent cavities. It makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay caused by acid and bacteria. Talk to your dentist or doctor about the benefits and risks of this product. This medication is not recommended for use in infants less than 6 months of age. This medication is not recommended for use in areas where the fluoride content in the water supply is greater than 0.6 parts per million. See Notes section for more information.

NDC Code Structure

  • 48878 - 3m Espe Dental Products

NDC 48878-3120-4

Package Description: 1 TUBE in 1 BOX > 113 g in 1 TUBE

NDC Product Information

Clinpro 5000 with NDC 48878-3120 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by 3m Espe Dental Products. The generic name of Clinpro 5000 is sodium fluoride. The product's dosage form is paste, dentifrice and is administered via oral form.

Labeler Name: 3m Espe Dental Products

Dosage Form: Paste, Dentifrice - A paste formulation intended to clean and/or polish the teeth, and which may contain certain additional agents.

Product Type: Human Prescription Drug What kind of product is this?
Indicates the type of product, such as Human Prescription Drug or Human Over the Counter Drug. This data element matches the “Document Type” field of the Structured Product Listing.

Clinpro 5000 Active Ingredient(s)

What is the Active Ingredient(s) List?
This is the active ingredient list. Each ingredient name is the preferred term of the UNII code submitted.


Inactive Ingredient(s)

About the Inactive Ingredient(s)
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product.

  • WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)
  • SORBITOL (UNII: 506T60A25R)

Administration Route(s)

What are the Administration Route(s)?
The translation of the route code submitted by the firm, indicating route of administration.

  • Oral - Administration to or by way of the mouth.
  • Oral - Administration to or by way of the mouth.

Product Labeler Information

What is the Labeler Name?
Name of Company corresponding to the labeler code segment of the Product NDC.

Labeler Name: 3m Espe Dental Products
Labeler Code: 48878
Marketing Category: UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER - What is the Marketing Category?
Product types are broken down into several potential Marketing Categories, such as NDA/ANDA/BLA, OTC Monograph, or Unapproved Drug. One and only one Marketing Category may be chosen for a product, not all marketing categories are available to all product types. Currently, only final marketed product categories are included. The complete list of codes and translations can be found at www.fda.gov/edrls under Structured Product Labeling Resources.

Start Marketing Date: 01-01-2009 What is the Start Marketing Date?
This is the date that the labeler indicates was the start of its marketing of the drug product.

Listing Expiration Date: 12-31-2021 What is the Listing Expiration Date?
This is the date when the listing record will expire if not updated or certified by the product labeler.

Exclude Flag: N What is the NDC Exclude Flag?
This field indicates whether the product has been removed/excluded from the NDC Directory for failure to respond to FDA’s requests for correction to deficient or non-compliant submissions. Values = ‘Y’ or ‘N’.

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Information for Patients


Fluoride is pronounced as (floor' ide)

Why is fluoride medication prescribed?
Fluoride is used to prevent tooth decay. It is taken up by teeth and helps to strengthen teeth, resist acid, and block the cavity-forming action of bacteria. Fluoride usu...
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Clinpro 5000 Product Labeling Information

The product labeling information includes all published material associated to a drug. Product labeling documents include information like generic names, active ingredients, ingredient strength dosage, routes of administration, appearance, usage, warnings, inactive ingredients, etc.

Product Labeling Index

1 Indications And Usage

Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste is indicated for use as part of a professional program for the prevention and control of dental caries.

2 Dosage And Administration

• Use once daily in place of conventional toothpaste unless instructed otherwise by a physician or dentist.
• Apply a thin ribbon or pea-sized amount of Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste using a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush teeth for at least two minutes.
• After brushing adults should expectorate. Children 6 to 16 years of age should expectorate and rinse mouth thoroughly with water.
• Follow these instructions or use as directed by a dental professional.

3 Dosage Forms And Strengths

White toothpaste containing 1.1% sodium fluoride

4 Contraindications

Do not use in children under 6 years of age unless recommended by a dentist or physician.

5 Warnings And Precautions

• DO NOT SWALLOW. If more than a pea-sized amount of Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste is swallowed, contact a medical or dental professional or a poison control center.
• Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.
• Repeated ingestion of high levels of fluoride may cause dental fluorosis. For this reason, use in children with developing dentition requires special supervision to prevent swallowing. Prescribing dentists and physicians should consider risk of fluorosis when prescribing for use in children less than 6 years of age.

6 Adverse Reactions

Allergic reactions and other idiosyncrasies have been rarely reported.

8.1 Pregnancy

Fluoride crosses the placenta in women and has been measured in cord blood, amniotic fluid, and serum of newborn children, but without a consistent correlation to maternal serum fluoride levels.1,2 There are no data to indicate an increased susceptibility to fluorosis during pregnancy. Developmental studies were conducted by the National Toxicology Program, with sodium fluoride administered in the drinking water to pregnant rats and rabbits. No developmental toxicity was observed, even at doses that caused maternal toxicity. The No Adverse Effect Levels were about 29 mg/kg-day and 27 mg/kg-day for rabbits and rats, respectively.3 There is no conclusive evidence of fluoride developmental effects in humans.1,2The Institute of Medicine established a fluoride Upper Limit of 10 mg/day for pregnant women.2Prescribing physicians and dentists should consider total fluoride exposure (dental care plus food, water and other sources) when prescribing the product for use in pregnant women or women who may become pregnant.

8.3 Nursing Mothers

An extremely small proportion of fluoride in drinking water is transferred to breast milk. The Institute of Medicine established a fluoride Upper Limit of 10 mg/day for nursing women.2 Prescribing physicians and dentists should consider total fluoride exposure (dental care plus food, water and other sources) when prescribing the product for use in women who are nursing.

8.4 Pediatric Use

The primary adverse effects of fluoride are fluorosis of dental enamel and of the skeleton; these effects occur at exposures below those associated with other adverse health effects. The population most at risk for dental fluorosis is children during the period of tooth formation, i.e. from birth to 8 years of age. For this population, the Institute of Medicine established Fluoride Upper Limits of intake based on the risk of dental fluorosis. In populations with permanent dentition, skeletal fluorosis is the greatest risk from excessive fluoride. For this population the Institute of Medicine (IOM) established Fluoride Upper Limits based on the risk of skeletal fluorosis.2Population
IOM Fluoride Upper Limit
Infants 0-6 months old
0.7 mg/day
Infants 7-12 months old
0.9 mg/day
Children 1-3 years old
1.3 mg/day
Children 4-8 years old
2.2 mg/day
Children > 8 years old
10 mg/day
Prescribing physicians and dentists should consider total fluoride exposure (dental care plus food, water and other sources) when prescribing the product for use in children.

8.5 Geriatric Use

No studies of Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste have been conducted to determine whether subjects aged 65 and over respond differently from younger subjects.

10 Overdosage

Ingestion of large amounts of fluoride may result in abdominal pain, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms may occur at overdosages of 5 mg/kg of body weight. Fluoride doses of 16 mg/kg have been fatal.
Treatment Recommendations for Overdose of Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste4Ingested fluoride dose
Amount for 10 kg (22 pound) child*
Recommended action to take
Less than 5 mg/kg
This equals less than ½ ounce (or less than 3 teaspoons).
Do not induce vomiting. Give 1-2 glasses of milk and observe for symptoms of stomach upset. If symptoms persist more than a few hours, seek medical attention or contact a poison control center.
5 mg/kg or more
This equals about ½ ounce (about 1 tablespoon) or more.
Do not induce vomiting. Give 1-2 glasses of milk and seek medical attention or contact a poison control center.
15 mg/kg
This equals 1 ounce or ¼ of the tube.
Seek immediate medical attention. Do not induce vomiting. Give 1-2 glasses of milk.
*The amount to reach the fluoride dose will be proportionately larger with older children and adults.A thin ribbon or pea-sized amount of Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste weighs approximately 0.3 g and contains approximately 1.5 mg of fluoride ion. A 4 oz. tube contains 564 mg of fluoride ion.

11 Description

Clinpro 5000 1.1% Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Toothpaste is a self-applied fluoride dentifrice for the prevention of dental caries. Each gram contains 5 mg of fluoride ion in a neutral pH base, consisting of water, sorbitol, hydrated silica, glycerin, polyethylene-polypropylene glycol, flavor, polyethylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium saccharin and tri-calcium phosphate.

12 Clinical Pharmacology

Clinpro 5000 1.1% Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Toothpaste aids in the prevention of tooth decay. Fluoride delivered from Clinpro 5000 inhibits the demineralization of sound teeth and enhances the remineralization (i.e., repair) of demineralized teeth. During tooth brushing, fluoride is taken up by teeth and dental plaque. Fluoride is taken up with calcium and phosphate by demineralized teeth resulting in an improved tooth structure than contains more fluoride and less carbonate than naturally occurring tooth structure and is more resistant to acid challenge. Additionally, calcium fluoride is formed on the crystal structure of teeth. As the pH of the mouth drops, fluoride is released from calcium fluoride and aids in the remineralization of teeth. Fluoride taken up into plaque alters the activity of cariogenic bacteria. Fluoride inhibits the process by which cariogenic bacteria metabolize carbohydrates resulting in less acid and adhesive polysaccharide production by the bacteria.

15 References

  • National Research Council. Fluoride in drinking water: A scientific review of EPA's standards; National Academies Press 2006.
  • IOM. Dietary Reference Intakes: The essential guide to nutrient requirements. National Academies Press 2006.
  • Heindel JJ, et al. Developmental toxicity evaluation of sodium fluoride administered to rats and rabbits in drinking water. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1996;30(2):162-177.
  • Poisindex. Toxicologic Management – Fluoride. Thomson Micromedex.

16 How Supplied/Storage And Handling

Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste is supplied as a white dentifrice paste in a 4 oz. (113 gm) plastic tube (NDC 48878-3120-4, Vanilla Mint Flavor; NDC 48878-3130-4 Spearmint Flavor; NDC 48878-3140-4 Bubble Gum Flavor).

Storage And Handling

StorageThis product is designed to be stored and used at room temperature. Do not freeze or expose to extreme heat. See outer package for expiration date.
Manufactured for:3M ESPEDental Products2510 Conway AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55144-1000 USARevision date: 01/11/2012
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