10 Medications That Cause Dry Mouth
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Over 400 medications can create dry mouth.

There are over 400 medications that can create the dry, parched feeling in your mouth referred to as "dry mouth." Most of these medications have an antiadrenergic / anticholinergic effect, meaning they block certain functions of your body's systems that help promote watery secretions from glands, like saliva. Studies say dry mouth can create problems with swallowing, chewing and dental decay. Familiarize yourself with a few commonly used types of medications that can lead to oral dryness.

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