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When i complained about dry eyes n severe dry mouth, doc changed my med from nortriptyline 50mg to dothiepin 50mg. Will this solve the problem?

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In brief: Possibly

Both meds are in the family of tcas & have similar side-effect profiles.
That does not mean that your side effects to one will be the same as it is to the other med. Almost every med has the possible side-effect of dry mouth but if you need it you mayneed to deal with it. There are other ways to combat dry mouth - keeping hydrated with water is the best but your dentist should be able to guide you.

In brief: Possibly

Both meds are in the family of tcas & have similar side-effect profiles.
That does not mean that your side effects to one will be the same as it is to the other med. Almost every med has the possible side-effect of dry mouth but if you need it you mayneed to deal with it. There are other ways to combat dry mouth - keeping hydrated with water is the best but your dentist should be able to guide you.
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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In brief: May...

If it doesn't, you should ask your pcp for a referral to a rheumatologist.
There are several auto-immune syndromes that can cause tour symptoms, e.g. Sjogren's syndrome, crest, etc. Ask your doc.

In brief: May...

If it doesn't, you should ask your pcp for a referral to a rheumatologist.
There are several auto-immune syndromes that can cause tour symptoms, e.g. Sjogren's syndrome, crest, etc. Ask your doc.
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