Prescribing Guidelines for Commonly Used Medications

  • Jean M. Bruch
  • Nathaniel S. Treister


A wide range of topical and systemic medications are used in the management of oral medicine conditions. Within the United States, the vast majority of these therapies are not FDA approved for the specific conditions discussed in this book and are therefore considered “off-label” indications. This chapter provides prescribing guidelines and considerations to ensure that the included medications are used in an appropriate and safe manner for the management of oral diseases.


Food and drug administration Cream Ointment Gel Solutions Candidiasis Fluconazole Clotrimazole Nystatin Fluocinonide Clobetasol propionate Dexamethasone Tacrolimus Prednisone Methylprednisolone Azathioprine Colchicine Dapsone Hydroxychloroquine Mycophenolate mofetil Pentoxifylline Thalidomide Penicillin Clindamycin Metronidazole Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid Chlorhexidine gluconate Acyclovir Valacyclovir Pilocarpine Cevimeline Fluoride Ibuprofren Ketoprofen Clonazepam Gabapentin Carbamazepine Amitriptyline Nortriptyline Magic mouthwash Morphine 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean M. Bruch
    • 1
  • Nathaniel S. Treister
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Brigham & Women’s Hospital Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Dental MedicineBostonUSA

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