Scottsdale Dentist: Dry Mouth Side Effects to Common Medications

Over-the-counter and prescribed drugs may be causing your dry mouth symptoms.

A few types of medications that cause dry mouth (xerostomia) are:

  1. Antidepressants
  2. Decongestants
  3. Antihistamines
  4. Muscle relaxants
  5. Appetite suppressants
  6. Diuretics

An easy way to learn more about the medication you take is to do a simple Google search on the published side effects. If your medication includes a side effect of Xerostomia or dry mouth symptoms, your medication may be the cause. Treatments for Xerostomia circle around one goal: to stimulate your salivary glands to produce saliva. Without saliva, your mouth may not naturally clean itself throughout the day, leaving you at disk for future dental problems.

Reach out to your Scottsdale dentist today if you are concerned about your dry mouth symptoms. We are happy to help you navigate through your symptoms to better oral health!