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348 Medications that Cause Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Did you know that many prescription and over-the-counter medications we take every day can cause dry mouth?

As I mentioned in my previous article about the causes of dry mouth, the main types of drugs that can cause dry mouth are anti-depressants, sedatives, beta-blockers, high blood pressure medication, antihistamines, and cold/flu medications.

Many medications have been implicated in dry mouth, such as Viagra, Cialis, and 346 other medications all listed below.

Drugs that Cause Dry Mouth

348 Medications & Drugs That Cause Dry Mouth / Xerostomia

The drugs are listed in alphabetical order by the generic name.  If you want to search for a specific drug, just press Ctrl + F (Command+ F on Macs) to open the find dialog and type in the generic or brand name of a specific drug to see if it's on the list.

  1. Abciximab - Marketed under the brand name Reopro.
  2. Acamprosate Calcium - Marketed under the brand name Campral.
  3. Acetaminophen with Tramadol - Marketed under the brand name Ultracet.
  4. Acetaminophen with Butalbital with Caffeine with Codeine Phosphate - Marketed under the brand name Phrenilin.
  5. Adenosine - Marketed under the brand name Adenoscan.
  6. Albuterol Sulfate with Ipratropium Bromide - Marketed under the brand name Combivent.
  7. Albuterol Sulfate - Marketed under the brand names Proventil and Ventolin.
  8. Almotriptan Malate - Marketed under the brand name Axert.
  9. Alprazolam - Marketed under the brand names Niravam and Xanax.
  10. Alprostadil - Marketed under the brand name Caverject.
  11. Amantadine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Symmetrel.
  12. Amiloride Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Midamor.
  13. Amiloride Hydrochloride with Hydrochlorothiazide - Marketed under the brand name Moduretic.
  14. Amitriptyline Hydrochloride Amlodipine Besylate with Atorvastatin - Marketed under the brand name Caduet.
  15. Amlodipine Besylate with Benazepril Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Lotrel.
  16. Amlodipine Besylate - Marketed under the brand name Norvasc.
  17. Amoxicillin with Clarithromycin with Lansoprazole - Marketed under the brand name PREVPAC.
  18. Amphetamine Aspartate with Amphetamine Sulfate with Dextroamphetamine Saccharate with Dextroamphetamine Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Adderall.
  19. Amphotericin B. Liposomal - Marketed under the brand name Ambisome.
  20. Anastrozole - Marketed under the brand name Arimidex.
  21. Aripiprazole - Marketed under the brand name Abilify.
  22. Arsenic Trioxide - Marketed under the brand name Trisenox.
  23. Aspirin with Caffeine with Orphenadrine Citrate - Marketed under the brand name Norgesic.
  24. Atenolol with Chlorthalidone - Marketed under the brand name Tenoretic.
  25. Atenolol - Marketed under the brand name Tenormin.
  26. Atomoxetine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Strattera.
  27. Atorvastatin Calcium - Marketed under the brand name Lipitor.
  28. Atropine Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Motofen.
  29. Atropine Sulfate with Benzoic Acid with Hyoscyamine with Methenamine with Methylene Blue with Phenyl Salicylate - Marketed under the brand name Urised.
  30. Atropine Sulfate with Hyoscyamine Sulfate with Phenobarbital with Scopolamine Hydrobromide - Marketed under the brand name Donnatal.
  31. Azatadine Maleate - Marketed under the brand name Trinalin.
  32. Azelastine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Astelin.
  33. Balsalazide Disodium - Marketed under the brand name Colazal.
  34. Beclomethasone Dipropionate - Marketed under the brand names Beclovent and Vanceril.
  35. Belladonna Alkaloids with Phenobarbital - Marketed under the brand name Donnatal.
  36. Belladonna Alkaloids with Hyoscyamine Sulfate with Methenamine with Methylene Blue with Phenyl Salicylate with Sodium Biphosphate - Marketed under the brand name Urimax.
  37. Benazepril Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Lotensin.
  38. Bendroflumethiazide - Marketed under the brand name Corzide.
  39. Benztropine Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Cogentin.
  40. Bepridil Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Vascor.
  41. Betaxolol Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Kerlone.
  42. Bevacizumab - Marketed under the brand name Avastin.
  43. Bexarotene - Marketed under the brand name Targretin.
  44. Bicalutamide - Marketed under the brand name Casodex.
  45. Biperiden Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Akineton.
  46. Brimonidine Tartrate - Marketed under the brand name Alphagan.
  47. Brinzolamide - Marketed under the brand name Azopt.
  48. Brompheniramine Maleate - Marketed under the brand names Bromfed and Dimetane.
  49. Brompheniramine with Phenylpropanolamine with Codeine - Marketed under the brand name Dimetane-DX.
  50. Budesonide - Marketed under the brand names Pulmicort and Rhinocort.
  51. Bupropion Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban.
  52. Buspirone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Buspar.
  53. Butabarbital with Fluoxetine Hydrochloride with Hyoscyamine Hydrobromide with Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Pyridium.
  54. Cabergoline - Marketed under the brand name Dostinex.
  55. Calcitonin-Salmon - Marketed under the brand names Fortical and Miacalcin.
  56. Calcitriol - Marketed under the brand name Calcijex.
  57. Capecitabine - Marketed under the brand name Xeloda.
  58. Captopril - Marketed under the brand name Captopril.
  59. Carbamazepine - Marketed under the brand names Carbatrol, Equetro, and Tegretol.
  60. Carbidopa - Marketed under the brand name Lodosyn.
  61. Carbidopa with Levodopa - Marketed under the brand names Parcopa and Sinemet.
  62. Carbidopa with Entacapone with Levodopa - Marketed under the brand name Stalevo.
  63. Carbinoxamine Maleate with Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide with Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Balamine.
  64. Carvedilol - Marketed under the brand name Coreg.
  65. Cefdinir - Marketed under the brand name Omnicef.
  66. Cefditoren Pivoxil - Marketed under the brand name Spectracef.
  67. Cefpodoxime Proxetil - Marketed under the brand name Vantin.
  68. Celecoxib - Marketed under the brand name Celebrex.
  69. Cetirizine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Zyrtec.
  70. Cetirizine Hydrochloride with Pseudoephedrine - Marketed under the brand name Zyrtec-D.
  71. Cevimeline Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Evoxac.
  72. Chlorothiazide Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Diuril.
  73. Chlorpheniramine Maleate - Marketed under the brand name Chlor-Trimeton.
  74. Chlorpromazine - Marketed under the brand name Thorazine.
  75. Chlorthalidone - Marketed under the brand names Thalitone and Hygroton.
  76. Ciprofloxacin - Marketed under the brand name Cipro.
  77. Cisapride - Marketed under the brand name Propulsid.
  78. Citalopram Hydrobromide - Marketed under the brand name Celexa.
  79. Clonazepam - Marketed under the brand name Klonopin.
  80. Clonidine - Marketed under the brand names Catapres and Catapres-TTS.
  81. Clonidine with Chlorthalidone - Marketed under the brand name Combipres.
  82. Clorazepate Dipotassium - Marketed under the brand name Tranxene-SD.
  83. Clozapine - Marketed under the brand names Clozaril and Faxaclo.
  84. Codeine
  85. Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Flexeril.
  86. Cyclosporine - Marketed under the brand names Gengraf and Neoral.
  87. Darifenacin - Marketed under the brand name Enablex.
  88. Delavirdine Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Rescriptor.
  89. Desipramine - Marketed under the brand name Norpramin.
  90. Desloratadine - Marketed under the brand name Clarinex.
  91. Desloratadine with Loratadine with Pseudoephedrine Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Clarinex-D.
  92. Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Focalin.
  93. Dextroamphetamine Sulfate - Marketed under the brand names Dexedrine and Dextrostat.
  94. Diazepam - Marketed under the brand name Valium.
  95. Diazoxide - Marketed under the brand name Hyperstat.
  96. Diclofenac Potassium - Marketed under the brand name Cataflam.
  97. Diclofenac Sodium with Misoprostol - Marketed under the brand name Arthrotec.
  98. Diclofenac Sodium - Marketed under the brand names Voltaren and Voltaren-XR.
  99. Dicyclomine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Bentyl.
  100. Diethylpropion Hydrochloride USP - Marketed under the brand name Tenuate.
  101. Diflunisal - Marketed under the brand name Dolobid.
  102. Dihydroergotamine Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Migranal.
  103. Diltiazem Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Cardizem, Dilacor, and Tiazac.
  104. Diphenhydramine - Marketed under the brand names Dramamine and Benadryl.
  105. Disopyramide Phosphate - Marketed under the brand name Norpace.
  106. Divalproex Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Depakote.
  107. Donepezil Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Aricept.
  108. Dorzolamide Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Cosopt and Trusopt.
  109. Doxepin Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Prudoxin.
  110. Doxercalciferol - Marketed under the brand name Hectorol.
  111. Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Liposome - Marketed under the brand name Doxil.
  112. Duloxetine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Cymbalta.
  113. Eletriptan Hydrobromide - Marketed under the brand name Relpax.
  114. Enalapril Maleate with Hydrochlorothiazide - Marketed under the brand name Vaseretic.
  115. Enalapril Maleate - Marketed under the brand name Vasotec.
  116. Enalaprilat
  117. Enfuvirtide - Marketed under the brand name Fuzeon.
  118. Enoxacin - Marketed under the brand name Penetrex.
  119. Entacapone - Marketed under the brand name Comtan.
  120. Ephedrine Sulfate with Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride with Theophylline - Marketed under the brand name Marax.
  121. Eprosartan Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Teveten.
  122. Escitalopram Oxalate - Marketed under the brand name Lexapro.
  123. Esmolol Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Brevibloc.
  124. Esomeprazole Magnesium - Marketed under the brand name Nexium.
  125. Estazolam - Marketed under the brand name Prosom.
  126. Eszopiclone - Marketed under the brand name Lunesta.
  127. Etanercept - Marketed under the brand name Enbrel.
  128. Famotidine - Marketed under the brand name Pepcid.
  129. Felodipine - Marketed under the brand name Plendil.
  130. Fenofibrate - Marketed under the brand names Antara, Lofibra, and Tricor.
  131. Fenoprofen Calcium - Marketed under the brand name Nalfon.
  132. Fentanyl - Marketed under the brand name Duragesic.
  133. Fentanyl Citrate - Marketed under the brand name Actiq.
  134. Fexofenadine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Allegra-D.
  135. Flecainide Acetate - Marketed under the brand name Tambocor.
  136. Fluocinolone Acetonide with Hydroquinone with Tretinoin - Marketed under the brand name Tri-Luma.
  137. Fluoxetine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Prozac.
  138. Fluoxetine Hydrochloride with Olanzapine - Marketed under the brand name Symbyax.
  139. Flurazepam Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Dalmane.
  140. Fluticasone Propionate with Salmeterol Xinafoate - Marketed under the brand name Advair.
  141. Fluvoxamine Maleate - Marketed under the brand name Luvox.
  142. Formoterol Fumarate - Marketed under the brand name Foradil.
  143. Foscarnet Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Foscavir.
  144. Fosinopril Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Monopril.
  145. Frovatriptan Succinate - Marketed under the brand name Frova.
  146. Furosemide - Marketed under the brand name Lasix.
  147. Gabapentin - Marketed under the brand name Neurontin.
  148. Galantamine Hydrobromide - Marketed under the brand name Razadyne.
  149. Ganciclovir - Marketed under the brand name Cytovene.
  150. Gemifloxacin Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Factive.
  151. Glatiramer Acetate - Marketed under the brand name Copaxone.
  152. Glycopyrrolate - Marketed under the brand name Robinul.
  153. Goserelin Acetate - Marketed under the brand name Zoladex.
  154. Grepafloxacin Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Raxar.
  155. Guanadrel Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Hylorel.
  156. Guanfacine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Tenex.
  157. Guanidine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Guanidine.
  158. Haloperidol - Marketed under the brand name Haldol.
  159. Hydrochlorothiazide
  160. Hydrochlorothiazide with Triamterene - Marketed under the brand name Dyazide.
  161. Hydrocodone Bitartrate with Ibuprofen - Marketed under the brand name Vicoprofen.
  162. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Dilaudid and Dilaudid-HP.
  163. Hyoscyamine - Marketed under the brand names Cystospaz, Levbid, and Nulev.
  164. Ibuprofen - Marketed under the brand names Advil and Motrin.
  165. Ibuprofen with Oxycodone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Combunox.
  166. Imipramine Pamoate - Marketed under the brand name Tofranil.
  167. Interferon Alfa-2b, Recombinant - Marketed under the brand name Intron.
  168. Interferon Alfacon-1 - Marketed under the brand name Infergen.
  169. Interferon Alfa-N3 - Marketed under the brand name Human Leukocyte Derived. - Marketed under the brand name Alferon.
  170. Interferon Beta-1a - Marketed under the brand name Rebif.
  171. Ipratropium Bromide - Marketed under the brand name Atrovent.
  172. Isosorbide Mononitrate - Marketed under the brand names Imdur and Monoket.
  173. Isotretinoin - Marketed under the brand names Accutane and Amnesteem.
  174. Isradipine - Marketed under the brand name Dynacirc.
  175. Ketoprofen - Marketed under the brand name Orudis.
  176. Ketotifen Fumarate - Marketed under the brand name Zaditor.
  177. Lamotrigine - Marketed under the brand name Lamictal.
  178. Lansoprazole - Marketed under the brand name Prevacid.
  179. Leflunomide - Marketed under the brand name Arava.
  180. Leuprolide Acetate - Marketed under the brand names Lupron and Viadur.
  181. Levalbuterol Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Xopenex.
  182. Levofloxacin - Marketed under the brand name Levaquin.
  183. Levomethadyl Acetate Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Orlaam.
  184. Levorphanol Tartrate - Marketed under the brand name Levorphanol.
  185. Lisinopril - Marketed under the brand names Prinivil and Zestril.
  186. Lisinopril with Hydrochlorothiazide - Marketed under the brand name Zestoretic.
  187. Lithium Carbonate - Marketed under the brand names Eskalith and Lithobid.
  188. Lomefloxacin Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Maxaquin.
  189. Loperamide Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Imodium.
  190. Lopinavir with Ritonavir - Marketed under the brand name Kaletra.
  191. Loratadine - Marketed under the brand name Claritin.
  192. Loratadine with Pseudoephedrine - Marketed under the brand name Claritin-D.
  193. Losartan Potassium - Marketed under the brand name Cozaar.
  194. Losartan Potassium with Hydrochlorothiazide - Marketed under the brand name Hyzaar.
  195. Lovastatin with Niacin - Marketed under the brand name Advicor.
  196. Lovastatin - Marketed under the brand names Altoprev and Mevacor.
  197. Loxapine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Loxitane.
  198. Mecamylamine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Inversine.
  199. Meclizine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Antivert and Bonine.
  200. Mefenamic Acid - Marketed under the brand name Ponstel.
  201. Megestrol Acetate - Marketed under the brand name Megace.
  202. Meloxicam - Marketed under the brand name Mobic.
  203. Meperidine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Mepergan.
  204. Mesalamine - Marketed under the brand name Asacol.
  205. Metaproterenol Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Alupent.
  206. Methadone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Dolophine and Methadone.
  207. Methamphetamine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Desoxyn.
  208. Methyldopate Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Aldomet.
  209. Metoprolol Succinate - Marketed under the brand name Toprol-XL.
  210. Metronidazole - Marketed under the brand names Metrogel-Vaginal and Noritate.
  211. Metyrosine - Marketed under the brand name Demser.
  212. Midodrine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Proamatine.
  213. Mirtazapine - Marketed under the brand name Remeron.
  214. Modafinil - Marketed under the brand name Provigil.
  215. Moexipril Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Univasc.
  216. Molindone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Moban.
  217. Mometasone Furoate - Marketed under the brand name Elocon.
  218. Moricizine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Ethmozine.
  219. Morphine Sulfate - Marketed under the brand names Avinza, Kadian, MSIR, and Roxanol.
  220. Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Avelox.
  221. Mupirocin calcium - Marketed under the brand name Bactroban.
  222. Mycophenolate Mofetil - Marketed under the brand name Cellcept.
  223. Nabumetone - Marketed under the brand name Relafen.
  224. Nadolol - Marketed under the brand name Nadolol.
  225. Nalbuphine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Nubain.
  226. Naltrexone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Revia.
  227. Naproxen - Marketed under the brand names Aleve and Naprosyn.
  228. Nedocromil Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Tilade.
  229. Niacin - Marketed under the brand name Niaspan.
  230. Nicotine - Marketed under the brand names Habitrol, Nicorette, and Nicotrol.
  231. Nifedipine - Marketed under the brand name Adalat.
  232. Nisoldipine - Marketed under the brand name Sular.
  233. Nizatidine - Marketed under the brand name Axid.
  234. Norfloxacin - Marketed under the brand name Noroxin.
  235. Octreotide Acetate - Marketed under the brand name Sandostatin.
  236. Ofloxacin - Marketed under the brand name Floxin.
  237. Olanzapine - Marketed under the brand name Zyprexa.
  238. Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters - Marketed under the brand name Omacor.
  239. Omeprazole - Marketed under the brand names Prilosec and Zegerid.
  240. Ondansetron - Marketed under the brand name Zofran.
  241. Orphenadrine Citrate - Marketed under the brand name Norflex.
  242. Oxaliplatin - Marketed under the brand name Eloxatin.
  243. Oxcarbazepine - Marketed under the brand name Trileptal.
  244. Oxybutynin - Marketed under the brand name Oxytrol.
  245. Oxybutynin Chloride - Marketed under the brand name Ditropan.
  246. Oxycodone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Oxycontin.
  247. Oxymorphone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Numorphan.
  248. Palonosetron Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Aloxi.
  249. Pantoprazole Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Protonix.
  250. Paricalcitol - Marketed under the brand name Zemplar.
  251. Paroxetine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Paxil.
  252. Peginterferon Alfa-2a - Marketed under the brand name Pegasys.
  253. Peginterferon Alfa-2b - Marketed under the brand name PEG-Intron.
  254. Pemetrexed - Marketed under the brand name Alimta.
  255. Pentazocine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Talwin and Talwin Nx.
  256. Pergolide Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Permax.
  257. Perindopril Erbumine - Marketed under the brand name Aceon.
  258. Perphenazine - Marketed under the brand name Trilafon.
  259. Phenelzine sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Nardil.
  260. Phendimetrazine Tartrate - Marketed under the brand name Bontril.
  261. Phentermine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Adipex-P and Fastin.
  262. Pimozide - Marketed under the brand name Orap.
  263. Pirbuterol Acetate - Marketed under the brand name Maxair.
  264. Piroxicam - Marketed under the brand name Feldene.
  265. Pramipexole Dihydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Mirapex.
  266. Pregabalin - Marketed under the brand name Lyrica.
  267. Procarbazine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Matulane.
  268. Prochlorperazine - Marketed under the brand names Compazine and Compro.
  269. Progesterone - Marketed under the brand names Crinone, Prochieve, and Prometrium.
  270. Promethazine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Phenergan.
  271. Propafenone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Rythmol.
  272. Propofol - Marketed under the brand names Diprivan and Propofol.
  273. Propoxyphene Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Darvon.
  274. Protirelin - Marketed under the brand name Thyrel.
  275. Protriptyline Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Vivactil.
  276. Quetiapine Fumarate - Marketed under the brand name Seroquel.
  277. Rabeprazole Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Aciphex.
  278. Ramipril - Marketed under the brand name Altace.
  279. Rescinnamine - Marketed under the brand name Moderil.
  280. Ribavirin - Marketed under the brand names Copegus and Rebetol.
  281. Riluzole - Marketed under the brand name Rilutek.
  282. Rimantadine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Flumadine.
  283. Risedronate Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Actonel.
  284. Risperidone - Marketed under the brand name Risperdal.
  285. Ritonavir - Marketed under the brand name Norvir.
  286. Rivastigmine Tartrate - Marketed under the brand name Exelon.
  287. Rizatriptan Benzoate - Marketed under the brand name Maxalt-MLT.
  288. Ropinirole Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Requip.
  289. Salmeterol Xinafoate - Marketed under the brand name Serevent.
  290. Saquinavir Mesylate - Marketed under the brand name Invirase.
  291. Scopolamine - Marketed under the brand name Transderm.
  292. Selegiline Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Eldepryl.
  293. Sertraline Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Zoloft.
  294. Sevoflurane - Marketed under the brand name Ultane.
  295. Sibutramine Hydrochloride Monohydrate - Marketed under the brand name Meridia.
  296. Sildenafil Citrate - Marketed under the brand name Viagra.
  297. Sodium Ferric Gluconate - Marketed under the brand name Ferrlecit.
  298. Solifenacin Succinate - Marketed under the brand name Vesicare.
  299. Sparfloxacin - Marketed under the brand name Zagam.
  300. Sucralfate - Marketed under the brand name Carafate.
  301. Sulindac - Marketed under the brand name Clinoril.
  302. Sumatriptan Succinate - Marketed under the brand name Imitrex.
  303. Tadalafil - Marketed under the brand name Cialis.
  304. Telithromycin - Marketed under the brand name Ketek.
  305. Telmisartan - Marketed under the brand name Micardis.
  306. Temazepam - Marketed under the brand name Restoril.
  307. Terazosin Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Hytrin.
  308. Terbutaline Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Brethine.
  309. Testosterone - Marketed under the brand names Androgel, Testoderm, Striant, and Androderm.
  310. Thalidomide - Marketed under the brand name Thalomid.
  311. Thiabendazole - Marketed under the brand name Mintezol.
  312. Thioridazine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Thioridazine.
  313. Thiothixene - Marketed under the brand name Thiothixene.
  314. Tiagabine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Gabitril.
  315. Tigecycline - Marketed under the brand name Tygacil.
  316. Timolol Hemihydrate - Marketed under the brand name Betimol.
  317. Timolol Maleate - Marketed under the brand names Timoptic and Timoptic-XE.
  318. Tinidazole - Marketed under the brand name Tindamax.
  319. Tiotropium Bromide - Marketed under the brand name Spiriva.
  320. Tizanidine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Zanaflex.
  321. Tocainide Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Tonocard.
  322. Tolcapone - Marketed under the brand name Tasmar.
  323. Tolterodine Tartrate - Marketed under the brand name Detrol.
  324. Topiramate - Marketed under the brand name Topamax.
  325. Tramadol Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Ultram.
  326. Trandolapril with Verapamil Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Tarka.
  327. Tranylcypromine Sulfate - Marketed under the brand name Parnate.
  328. Triamcinolone Acetonide - Marketed under the brand names Azmacort and Nasacort.
  329. Triamterene - Marketed under the brand name Dyrenium.
  330. Triamterene with Hydrochlorothiazide - Marketed under the brand names Maxzide and Dyazide.
  331. Triazolam - Marketed under the brand name Halcion.
  332. Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Stelazine.
  333. Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Artane.
  334. Trimipramine Maleate - Marketed under the brand name Surmontil.
  335. Trospium Chloride - Marketed under the brand name Sanctura.
  336. Valproate Sodium - Marketed under the brand name Depacon.
  337. Valproic Acid - Marketed under the brand name Depakene.
  338. Valsartan - Marketed under the brand name Diovan.
  339. Valsartin with Hydrochlorothiazide - Marketed under the brand name Diovan HCT.
  340. Vardenafil Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Levitra.
  341. Venlafaxine Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Effexor.
  342. Verapamil Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand names Covera-HS and Verelan.
  343. Voriconazole - Marketed under the brand name VFEND.
  344. Zaleplon - Marketed under the brand name Sonata.
  345. Ziprasidone Hydrochloride - Marketed under the brand name Geodon.
  346. Zolmitriptan - Marketed under the brand name Zomig.
  347. Zolpidem Tartrate - Marketed under the brand name Ambien.
  348. Zonisamide - Marketed under the brand name Zonegran.
Source: The American Dental Association / Physician's Desk Reference Guide to Dental Therapeutics

Conclusion

Hopefully you found this list helpful.  Keep in mind that even if you are taking one or two drugs from the list above, you may not experience dry mouth.  I've seen patients that are taking a few drugs that supposedly cause dry mouth, but they don't seem to have any problems... However, some people who are taking just one of the drugs on the above list could have significant dry mouth.  We're all different!

If you know of any other drugs that cause dry mouth or want to share your experiences with any of the above drugs and if it caused your mouth to get dry, please leave a comment below.

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  1. I am not taking any drugs but seem to have a dry mouth. Do people's mouths get dryer as they get older?

    • Hi Rita - This is a great question. It made me do some research in my collection of dental books. The best information I found is from my oral pathology book. It has this to say:

      "Xerostomia is a common problem that has been reported in 25% of older adults. In the past, complaints of dry mouth in older patients often were ascribed to the predictable result of aging. However, it is now generally accepted that any reduction in salivary function associated with age are modest and probably are not associated with any significant reduction in salivary function."

      It goes on to say that medications are probably what cause much of the dry mouth that we see in older adults.

      To answer your question, it looks like dry mouth is NOT caused by aging. I hope that helps, Rita. Thanks for your question!

      As a side note, it also says that there are over 500 medications that have been reported to produce dry mouth as a side effect... Maybe I'll have to do more research and come up with a bigger list for a future post!

  2. Hi!
    I take 9 of the medicines listed and one more the pharmacist warned might cause dry mouth, trazodone. I also sleep with a c-pap machine. I have polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis, chiari malformation type 1, elhers-danlos syndrome type 3, obstructive sleep apnea, chronic migraine, essential tremor, chronic vitamin b-12 deficiency, nephrolithiasis, pednisone-induced hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and ocular hypertension. In total I take 38 medications. I had the decompression surgery in September and despite complications am doing pretty well now! The GCA hasn't behaved well (I was 49 when I got sick), and 15 months post diagnosis I'm at 40 mgs of pednisone (I was at 90-100 for the first six months). My doc doesn't anticipate my ever being off prednisone, and there isn't a cure for many of my other conditions, so the need for all mouth-drying meds being eliminated isn't likely. By the middle of the night my cheeks are stuck to my teeth, my lips can't form a seal on a straw, and my throat is so dry I literally can't swallow! My lips are parted about a quarter of an inch and air from the c-pap machine is flowing out when I wake. I actually tried Ace-bandaging my jaw closed.......didn't work =) Any ideas on what a girl can do?

  3. Thank you for the extensive list!

  4. I was diagnosed with dry mouth after I had three teeth broke. When I got home I looked up my medications on the internet and found out that most of my medications causes dry mouth. Not one of my pamplets about my medications said one word about dry mouth let along anything that dry mouth will do to your teeth!! I have been told that I need all my teeth removed and I have extra jaw bone that will have to be removed by surgery as well as my three broken teeth. I think the medication companies should be held responsable for not informing people what their products and that they cause dry mouth and what dry mouth will do to your teeth!!!! I would have tried the prevenatives for saving my teeth had I known about them!!!!!

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