Medications that Cause Dry Mouth


Taking medication is the #1 cause of Dry Mouth. Dry Mouth can be a side effect of more than 500 different
medications, including over-the-counter and commonly prescribed medications.

Everyday medications can cause DRY MOUTH

Hundreds of medications, including many that are
over-the-counter, produce Dry Mouth symptoms as a side effect.
Taking multiple medications may increase your risk of Dry Mouth
by 40%. Some of the most common medications that can cause
Dry Mouth include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Decongestants
  • Antihistamines
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Diuretics

Medical treatments & therapies
can also cause Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth can be a common side effect of various medical
treatments. Specifically, if you’re being treated for cancer, your
chemotherapy or radiation cancer treatments can lead to Dry
Mouth. You may also experience Dry Mouth if you’re taking
medications to relieve depression or anxiety, or being treated
for an overactive bladder.

Is medication causing your
Dry Mouth?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out if the medication
you take could be causing your Dry Mouth.

In the meantime, try Biotène® Dry Mouth Oral Rinse to relieve
your symptoms and see your dentist regularly as part of a good
oral care routine.