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IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN TAKE TO STOP MY MOUTH DRYING UP?
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vlg - September 29

I take at night Singulair and inhalers for my asthma (singulair leaflet says can cause dry mouth!!)
Amlodopine and Ramapril for BP (leaflet says can cause dry mouth)
for my fibro I take Amitrypt, Tramaddol and Effexor (leaflets all say can cause dry mouth)
Every night with these tablets (which I have to say are SUPPOSED to help fibro) I wake up every hour as I cant swallow as mouth throat and lips are bone dry and my mouth tastes foul.
I have to take a sip of water to moisten my throat to allow me to swallow.
Does anyone else get this, if you do or have had, do you know if there is anything that can counteract the dryness please?
FINGERS CROSSED
vlg

 

Fantod - September 29

Here are some basic suggestions:
Sip water or sugarless drinks often
Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth
Sip water or a sugarless drink during meals. This will make chewing and swallowing easier. It may also improve the taste of food
Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy to stimulate saliva flow; citrus, cinnamon or mint-flavored candies are good choices
Don't use tobacco or alcohol. They dry out the mouth
Be aware that spicy or salty foods may cause pain in a dry mouth
Use a humidifier at night
Also, if you go to the local pharmacy, there are OTC lozenges available especially formulated for this issue such as Salivasure. Ask the the pharmacist. Take care.

 

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