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Are there drugs that cause halitosis?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: POssible

Most likely you have what we call "tonsoliths" (spelling mistake) or allergies causing the mucus to form and congeal in spots in your throat, eventually leading to bad breath.
Listerine, listerine, listerine and good deep tooth brushing technique are essential.

In brief: POssible

Most likely you have what we call "tonsoliths" (spelling mistake) or allergies causing the mucus to form and congeal in spots in your throat, eventually leading to bad breath.
Listerine, listerine, listerine and good deep tooth brushing technique are essential.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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In brief: Many drugs can.

Many drugs can cause a dry mouth as a side effect.
This can also allow a deterioration of your gum health as well. A good pharmacy could help you determine if your halitosis is from a mouth drying drug. If so, then discuss with your md and your pharmacist for ways to modify your medication. In addition, discuss these changes with your dentist and increase your prevention program.

In brief: Many drugs can.

Many drugs can cause a dry mouth as a side effect.
This can also allow a deterioration of your gum health as well. A good pharmacy could help you determine if your halitosis is from a mouth drying drug. If so, then discuss with your md and your pharmacist for ways to modify your medication. In addition, discuss these changes with your dentist and increase your prevention program.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry

In brief: Yes...kinda

Most drugs that cause halitosis do it secondarily.
What i mean by that is that the drug causes dry mouth (which is a very common medication side effect) which can then lead to halitosis.

In brief: Yes...kinda

Most drugs that cause halitosis do it secondarily.
What i mean by that is that the drug causes dry mouth (which is a very common medication side effect) which can then lead to halitosis.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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