Fluoride poisoning is caused by excessive intake of fluorides which may be acute or chronic. Symptoms of acute fluoride poisoning include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and paresthesias.
Fluoride is present in many commonly used products:
- Vitamin supplements
- Nutritional supplements
No antidote for fluoride poisoning is available. Management includes gastric aspiration and lavage and correction of electrolyte imbalance.