Dry Mouth from radiation

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Dry Mouth from radiation

by DonDohrman on Wed Oct 26, 2011 09:21 PM

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Does anyone know of a prescription drug out there that could help speed up getting ride of dry mouth from radiation. I got my taste buds back but not the saliva. It's been 10 months since my last treatment. Thanks. Don

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by paularae on Thu Oct 27, 2011 01:16 AM

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Don,

There are two that I know of. One is salogen an and the other is evoxac.  My ear nose and throat doctor prescribes these for me.  Slight improvement, but still only eating only soft moist foods.  It has been two years since my last treatment.  Please let me know how you are doing.  I may have some recipes that you could eat. 

Paula

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by kruckbingo1 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:02 PM

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My doc prescribed a drug for dry mouth that is used primarialy for non-rad patients.  Research show that it is not effective for rad patients.  $ 50.00 co-pay on my insurance and did not help one bit.

I suggest the over-the-counter mouth spray/gargle biotene.  Keep it by your bed at night a a spray and use it frequently during the day.  Seems to work the best for me.  Carry a bottle of water with you EVERYWHERE.

My last radiation way in July 2010.

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by sabriene on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:57 PM

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Don, if you can find a person that has been to acupuncture school, and is well trained maybe that would help.  Believe me I am five years out of treatment and that was one of my problems.  I ask the rad. doctor on my last check up and he indicated the medical field has done about all they can.  Said "well that isn't good enough for me how about trying acupuncture".  He replied you haven't got anything to lose so go for it.  I took five treatments and found overall they did some good.  I think maybe a lot of it also just takes time.  I still use biotene mouth spray.  However, found one by Colgate called Dry Mouth Relief, and purchase it on the internet.  It wll irriate or burn a little in the mouth when first you use but later seems to do me a lot of good.  Mind was stage 4 and overall guess I can't complain to much for doing pretty well.  Hope you the best. Roger

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