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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Lithium: Not all diuretics. Loop diuretics such as lasix, result in lowering of sodium levels in the body, hence cause lithium toxicity. Thiazide diuretics su ... Read More
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Most diuretics will only worsen dry mouth and polyuria. There is one medication Amiloride which is a diuretic- it will decrease polyuria and thirst.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Diabetes insipidus: One side effect of lithium is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. If this was diagnosed correctly, one treatment option is a diuretic.Mechanism is unknown ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Be patient: Some , if not all symptoms will come and go as your body and brain get used to it and as your doctor adjusts it into a proper therapeutic level for yo ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Report: Report your symptoms to your treating Physician. He/she may want to adjust dose, or may want to give it more time for your body to adjust. But let you ... Read More
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Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Various: There are a multitude of cause of dry mouth. In our modern society, i think the biggest cause is side-effects of prescription medication. If you take ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Todd
44 years experience Endodontics
Many Possibilities: Dry mouth or "xerostomia" is a condition caused by a variety of conditions. Some are systemic conditions and others may be induced by a medication o ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
What DOESN'T?: There are all sorts of things that can cause dry mouth, especially medications. Dry mouth is the number one side effect experienced among all prescrip ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Reduced saliva: Many causes: dehydration, many medications, mouth breathing, and medical conditions such as sjogren's syndrome. I would say that medications are proba ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Rosin
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your com ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: First of all you need to determine the cause of the dry mouth. There are oral lubricants and medications that can help. A cure is less likely.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are too many to list. It would have been better is you listed the meds you are taking and then someone could tell you if one is a possible cause ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
Several medications: Several medications cause dry mouth including anti-depressants, anti-epileptics, muscle relaxants, anti-psychotics and anti-histaminics (benadryl, cla ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Biotene: Most patients who have dry mouth need to drink plenty of water and are at risk for having extensive dental decay. We often prescribe high concentra ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Sugar: Cola syrup is concentrated sugar with some flavorings. What are you using this for in such high amounts that it can effect your mouth? The heavy suga ... Read More

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