Causes of Dry Mouth
The Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America states that hundreds of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines are the cause of Dry Mouth!
Over 300 Medications
Antidepressants, antihistamines, muscle relaxants, and high blood pressure medicines are those amongst the huge list of culprits. For a comprehensive list of over 300 medications that cause Dry Mouth, please consult the drug chart here.
Other Common Causes:
Cancer treatments - Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy
Autoimmune diseases - Lupus, Sjogrens Syndrome
Hormonal changes - Menopause, Breast feeding
Dry Mouth Symptoms That You May Have:
Dryness or a feeling of stickiness in your mouth
Saliva that seems thick and stringy
Difficulty chewing, speaking and swallowing
Dry or sore throat and hoarseness
Dry or grooved tongue
A changed sense of taste
Problems wearing dentures