Causes of Dry Mouth
Dry Mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and non-prescription drugs. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine or find it in the Medicines A-Z to see if dry mouth is listed as a side effect.
Dry mouth can also occur as a result of:
- Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy to the head and neck
- Sjögren's syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stroke or Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Nerve damage
In these cases saliva substitutes are most commonly used to provide patients with relief. Less severe cases of dry mouth may also be caused by:
- Breathing through the mouth
- Drinking alcohol
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