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Notes for: Treatment Of Dry Mouth
Last edited [12/08/2013 16:42:57]

1. When treating dry mouth it may be worthwhile to first consider non-pharmaceutical measures eg frequent sips of cool drinks or sucking pieces of ice or sugar-free fruit pastilles. Sugar-free chewing gum stimulates salivation in patients with residual salivary function.

2. Oralbalance®, Glandosane® and BioXtra® should be prescribed within ACBS guidelines to treat dry mouth as a result of receiving (or having undergone) radiotherapy, or sicca syndrome. In these cases the prescription should be endorsed 'ACBS'.

3. Pilocarpine tablets are indicated for the treatment of xerostomia following irradiation for head and neck cancer.


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40 ml for dry mouths Pack of 40
£3.98PCT FORMULARY STATUS: Second Line Drugs Treatment Of Dry MouthView BNF Article on 'Bioxtra'View SPC on 'Bioxtra'View PIL on 'Bioxtra'
Xylitol Gel (Biotene Oralbalance)
50 g unit (Saliva Gel) Pack of 50
£4.46PCT FORMULARY STATUS: Second Line Drugs Treatment Of Dry MouthView BNF Article on 'Xylitol Gel'View SPC on 'Xylitol Gel'View PIL on 'Xylitol Gel'
Artificial Saliva Spray (Glandosane)
50 ml unit (natural) Pack of 1
£5.68PCT FORMULARY STATUS: Second Line Drugs Treatment Of Dry MouthView BNF Article on 'Artificial Saliva Spray'View SPC on 'Artificial Saliva Spray'View PIL on 'Artificial Saliva Spray'
Pilocarpine Tab (Salagen)
5 mg Tab Pack of 84
£41.14PCT FORMULARY STATUS: Specialist Initiated Drugs Treatment Of Dry MouthView BNF Article on 'Pilocarpine Tab'View SPC on 'Pilocarpine Tab'View PIL on 'Pilocarpine Tab'

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