A member asked:

Im taking two antibiotics to prevent intestine infection. im having excessive saliva. can the medications be the cause of the excessive saliva?

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Dr. Michael Farr answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Probably not: Most, if not all, medications reduce saliva production, not increase it.

Answered 1/16/2013

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Dr. Robert Ryan answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Maybe: Discontinuing the antibiotic and waiting for three days should indicate whether or not excess salivation may be a side effect of the medication.

Answered 11/2/2015

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