The new report* found that patients suffering from dry mouth
due to an underproduction of saliva, as a result of Sjogren's syndrome or radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, may not see any improvements in their treatment until the following decade.
Studies show that dry mouth
affects up to 60 percent of patients taking an anticholinergic medication to treat a urologic condition such as overactive bladder (OAB).
If dry mouth
or constipation does develop, try adding the cholinesterase inhibitor Mestinon (pyridostigmine bromide), which does not interfere with amitriptyline's action, he added.
In clinical trials, dry mouth
was also the most common side effect.
Among the more commonly used drugs that can cause dry mouth
, antipsychotics for treating schizophrenia show the greatest mouth-drying effect, with antidepressants and ulcer drugs at the middle of the scale and antihistamines near the bottom, Papas says.
affects at least one in ten adults in the general population.
Medication - dry mouth
is a potential side-effect of 75% of common medications, such as antidepressants, high blood pressure or cholesterol tablets and antihistamines.
The most common side effect reported was dry mouth
, occurring at a rate of 36% in the first year and 19% in the second year.
Adverse reactions include nausea, dry mouth
, dizziness, tremor and a reduction in sex drive.
Millions of people suffer from dry mouth
caused by prescription medications or medical conditions," said Alan Roberts, Auriga's senior vice president of scientific affairs.
is one of the most common side effects of medications.
She simultaneously began to experience vocal fatigue that significantly interfered with her singing, and she complained of a globus sensation, bitter taste, frequent throat clearing, and dry mouth
despite proton-pump inhibitor therapy.