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. Because most people take some form of medication(s), everyone can benefit from the use of Salivea™ products. 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
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes - Menopause, Breast feeding
  • Sleep apnea
  • Bacterial infections
 Dry Mouth Causing Drug List

Dry Mouth Causing Drug List




Dry Mouth Symptoms That You May Have:

  • Dryness or a feeling of stickiness in your mouth
  • Saliva that seems thick and stringy
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking and swallowing
  • Dry or sore throat and hoarseness
  • Dry or grooved tongue
  • A changed sense of taste
  • Problems wearing dentures