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A 28-year-old female asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Probably not: Most, if not all, medications reduce saliva production, not increase it.
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 52 years experience
Maybe: Discontinuing the antibiotic and waiting for three days should indicate whether or not excess salivation may be a side effect of the medication.
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Last updated Nov 2, 2015

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