25 Medications That Cause Dry Mouth
WHAT IS XEROSTOMIA
Dry mouth is a condition where the salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. The causes of dry mouth range from underlying diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome to sleeping with an open mouth, and radiation therapy. There are even medications that can cause dry mouth. Oral dryness can be very uncomfortable to experience and it can even cause health problems. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what medications cause dry mouth and how to treat it.
Can certain medications cause dry mouth?
There are numerous medications on the market that have dry mouth (xerostomia) as a side effect, and some medications are more likely than others to cause the condition. Medications that cause dry mouth do so by affecting the sympathetic nervous system and thereby thicken and slow down the production of saliva. According to The American Academy of Oral Medicine, over 1,110 medications have the potential to cause dry mouth
Let’s take a look at some of the medications that can cause dry mouth…