A member asked:

I have dry mouth. can medicine cause them when i stop taking them? stopped geodon, (ziprasidone) zyprexa, abilify, seroquel? still have dry mouth and tongue.

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Stay adequately: Hydrated and make sure your prescriber is aware. Please get tested for sjögren's syndrome which can cause chronic dry mouth. Dry mouth should not continue after the meds are stopped. Talk to your family doctor about treatments of dry mouth that are available, including Bethanechol and xyzal (levocetirizine). Best wishes.

Answered 9/30/2021


Dr. James Goodpaster answered

Specializes in Dentistry

May Take Time: You don't say how long since you stopped taking the meds. All of these as well as many other meds can cause dry mouth ; many of these remain in the body for several hours up to days before completely clearing so with time it should improve. You can use biotene or any mouthwash without alcohol to help with the dryness. If it persists for more than 1-2 weeks, see you should see your dentist.

Answered 4/7/2016



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