Could medications be the cause of a dry mouth?

Oct 04, 2016

It’s common for the over-60s to experience a dry mouth, where not enough saliva is produced to keep your mouth moist.

You all need a steady flow of saliva to moisten and cleanse your mouth and help digest food, so when you don’t’ have enough saliva your mouth feels dry and the experience can be uncomfortable.

One of the biggest causes of a dry mouth is as a side effect to some of the medication you are taking.

More than 500 commonly used prescription and non-prescription medications can cause the salivary glands to produce less saliva.

If you are taking multiple medications, which could be doing you good in other areas, one of the downsides is that you may get a dry mouth.

Biotene is a range of oral care products specially formulated for those with a dry mouth, relieving day-to-day discomfort.

Available in supermarkets and pharmacies, it can help moisturise your dry mouth – and offer immediate relief whenever you need it throughout the day.

Biotene can become part of the daily routine with next to no fuss. By using the Biotene range – mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth spray or moisturising gel – you’ll be able to enjoy the things that a dry mouth once made difficult.

Click here to learn more about the easy, practical ways you can relieve a dry mouth from day to day.

This post is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. For more information, please visit the Biotene website.