Medications Can Impact Saliva
Production and Lead to Dry Mouth
Taking medication is the #1 cause of dry mouth and can be a side effect of more than 500 different
medications, including those sold over-the-counter and commonly prescribed.
Everyday Medications Can Cause Dry Mouth
Taking multiple medications may increase your risk of
experiencing dry mouth by 40%, with the more you take, the higher the risk. Some of the most common medication types that can cause dry mouth include:
- Allergy / Antihistamine / Decongestants / Muscle relaxants
- Appetite suppressants
- Mental Health (Antidepressants / Antipsychotics) Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure
Medical Treatments & Therapies
Can Also Cause Dry Mouth
Dry mouth can be a common side effect of various medical
treatments. Specifically, chemotherapy or radiation
treatments can lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth may also be a
side effect of medications to relieve depression or anxiety,
as well as being treated for an overactive bladder.
Is Your Medication Causing Dry Mouth?
Don’t wait until you experience dry mouth. It’s possible that you won’t notice you have a problem until your saliva has been reduced by 50%! Ask your pharmacist if the medication you are taking could cause dry mouth. If you know you could be at risk, take action to prevent the annoying and embarrassing symptoms as well as the oral health problems that dry mouth can cause.
Try Biotène Dry Mouth Moisturizing Mouthwash for soothing, moisturizing dry mouth relief and see your dentist regularly as part of a good oral care routine.