Link to Medications

There are a variety of factors that can cause a reduction in saliva flow. But the most common cause is using medications2,10–12 — more than 400 medications are associated with dry mouth!3,16 The more you take, the higher your risk.1

Prescription pills spilling out of a pill bottle.
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Some of the more common medication categories associated with dry mouth are:16

  • Allergies

  • Antibiotics

  • Antipsychotics

  • Cancer

  • Heartburn, gastroesophageal
    reflux disease, ulcers

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure

  • HIV

  • Mental health

  • Pain (narcotics)

  • Parkinson’s syndrome

There is help for dry mouth, but don’t wait until you experience symptoms of dry mouth. It’s possible that you won’t notice you have a problem until your saliva has been reduced by 50%!5 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.

The Biotène® system can help keep your mouth moisturized and lubricated. Learn more about all Biotène® Products.