MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE A DRY MOUTH
Taking multiple medications is one of the most common causes of a dry mouth*.
*Dry Mouth, A clinical guide on causes, effects and treatments; A.M.I. Pederson,PHD,DDS
EVERYDAY MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE A DRY MOUTH
Hundreds of medications can cause a dry mouth. Taking multiple medications may increase your chance of a dry mouth by up to 40%**.
**Managing Xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction; Executive summary of a report from the American Dental Association council on scientific affairs, Jaqueline.M.Plemons, DDS,MS, Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, BDS, PHD, JADA, Sep 2nd 2014
Medical treatments & therapies
can also cause a dry mouth
A dry mouth can be a common concern of various medical treatments. Specifically, if you’re being treated for cancer, your chemotherapy or radiation cancer treatments can lead to a dry mouth. You may also experience a dry mouth if you’re taking medications to relieve depression or anxiety, or being treated for an overactive bladder.
Is medication causing your
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out if the medication
you take could be causing your dry mouth.
In the meantime, try biotène Dry Mouth Relief Mouthwash to help
relieve your signs and see your dentist regularly as part of a
good oral care routine.