Central California Alliance for Health | Living Healthy | December 2020

3 HEALTHY Additions to formulary HIV medications Truvada 200/300mg Descovy 200/25mg Prezista 800mg Tivicay 50mg Isentress 400mg Norvir 100mg Ritonavir 100mg Hormonal contraception Depo-SubQ Provera 104 104mg/0.65ml Allergy eye drops Azelastine Olopatadine (Patanol) Olopatadine (Pataday) Stomach ulcer medications Omeprazole ODT EFFECTIVE DEC. 1, 2020 Diabetes Semglee (vial and pen) Healthy gums and teeth are important to your child’s overall health. Poor oral care can cause cavities, pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning. Help your child practice good care at home by: ● Brushing twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. ● Flossing once a day. ● Limiting sugary snacks and drinks. ● Drinking tap water (many public water supplies contain safe levels of fluoride). ● Always washing your hands before and after brushing and flossing. Your child’s doctor can also help prevent cavities by applying fluoride varnish in their office. Ask the doctor about fluoride varnish at your child’s Fluoride varnish application well-visit. Here are some quick facts about fluoride varnish: ● Fluoride is a protective coating brushed on the top and sides of teeth to prevent tooth decay. ● It is safe, quick and does not hurt. ● It can be applied at well-child visits, other doctor appointments and at the dental office. ● Fluoride works best when it is applied two to five times a year by your child’s doctor or dentist. ● Fluoride should be applied just after the first tooth comes in. After the fluoride is applied, it may appear yellow on the teeth. Not to worry, brushing the next morning will return teeth to their normal color. Don’t give foods that are hard, crunchy or chewy for the rest of the day after application. Your child should brush and floss teeth the next morning. Keep seeing your dentist too—they will help with teeth cleaning two times a year. NEED HELP FINDING A DENTIST? Call Medi- Cal Dental’s (Denti-Cal) Member Telephone Ser vice Center at 800-322-6384 . Alliance drug formulary changes EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1, 2020