Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Medications Causing Dry Mouth

The following list consists of generic (and brand names) of various medications that may cause dry mouth (xerostomia) as a side effect. Adapted from: www.laclede.com.

 

Anorexiant

• phentermine (Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin, Zantryl)

• phendimetrazine (Anorex SR, Adipost, Bontril PDM)

• mazindol (Mazanor, Sanorex)

 

Antidiarrheal

• loperamide (Imoddium AD)

• diphenoxylate with atropine (Lomotil)

Bronchodilator

• ipratropium (Atrovent)

• albuterol (Ventolin)

Antianxiety

• hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)

• lorazepam (Ativan)

• prazepam (Centrax)

• halazepam (Paxipam)

• oxazepam (Serax)

• diazepam (Valium)

 

Antihistamine

• diphenhydramine (Benedryl)

• loratadine (Claritin)

• terfenadine (Seldane)

Decongestant

• pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)

Anticholinerigic/Antispasmodic

• atropine (Atropisol, Sal-Tropine)

• hyoscyamine (Anaspaz)

• oxybutynin (Diropan)

 

Antihypertensive

• aptopril (Capoten)

• prazosin (Minipress)

• reserpine (Serpasil)

Diuretic

• chlorothiazide (Diuril)

• furosemide (Lasix)

Anticonvulsant

• felbamate (Felbatol)

• lamotrigine (Lamictal)

• carbamazepine (Tegretol)

Antiinflammatory Analgesic

• ibuprofen (Motrin)

• naproxen (Naprosyn)

• piroxicam (Feldene).

Muscle Relaxant

• cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)

• orphenadrine (Norflex, Disipal)

Antidepressant

• clomipramine (Anafranil)

• amitriptyline (Elavil)

• fluoxetine (Prozac)

• doxepin (Sinequan)

Antinauseant

• dyphenhydramine (Dramamine)

• meclizine (Antivert)

Narcotic Analgesic

• merperidine (Demerol)

• morphine (MS Contin)

 

Antiparkinsonian

• biperiden (Akineton)

• trihexyphenidyl (Artane)

• benztropine mesylate (Cogentin)

Sedative

• flurazepam (Dalmane)

• triazolam (Halcion)

• temazepam (Restoril)

 

Anti-Psychotic

• clozapine (Clozaril)

• lithium (Eskalith)

• haloperidol (Haldol)

• chlorpromazine (Thorazine)

 

 

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