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Bronchodilator ‘syrups’ and childrens teeth


Young children needing long-term treatment with a bronchodilator, who cannot manage an aerosol or tablets, are often given a liquid preparation. Many of these are sweetened with sucrose or another fermentable carbohydrate which can cause extensive and severe dental caries.1,2 The table lists single-ingredient bronchodilator preparations which do and do not contain such sugars:

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