Nov 27, 2002
| Response from Dr. Boyle
This is not a condition that is commonly associated with any of the medications you are on, but then again, everybody is different. Still, I would check on other causes before I laid the blame at the feet of the medications. Things you ought to discuss with your doctor (among others) include: Are you on any other medications that might cause the problem (e.g., decongestants, antihistamines, some antidepressants, etc.)? Do you have other medical conditions that might be responsible (e.g., salivary gland disease, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, inflammatory disorders, etc.)? Once you discuss this with your doctor, you can settle on an appropriate workup to get to the bottom of it. Also, some treatments are available to relieve your symptoms (e.g., methylcellulose mouthwash) and you can also get some relief by sipping fluids throughout the day and chewing a sugraless gum.
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