Question - What drugs cause Sialorrhea?

Answered by: Craig Nelson  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 16-06-2022  |  Views: 1456  |  Total Questions: 14

Medications that can cause saliva overproduction include clozapine, pilocarpine, ketamine, and potassium chlorate. Toxins can also cause hypersalivation. Medications that can cause too much saliva include: Some seizure medicines such as Klonopin (clonazepam) Schizophrenia medicine called clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT) Salagen (pilocarpine), used to treat dry mouth in people who have radiation therapy. Sialorrhea usually is caused by neuromuscular dysfunction, hypersecretion, sensory dysfunction, or anatomic (motor) dysfunction. The most common cause is neuromuscular dysfunction. In children, mental retardation and cerebral palsy are commonly implicated; in adults, Parkinson's disease is the most common etiology. Sialorrhea is known to be difficult to treat. Management can be conservative or more invasive. Conservative treatments include changes in diet or habits, oral-motor exercises, intra-oral devices such as palatal training devices, and medical treatments such as medication or botulinum toxin injections.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersalivation

Conditions that can cause saliva overproduction include: Rabies. Pellagra (niacin or Vitamin B3 deficiency) Gastroesophageal reflux disease, in such cases specifically called a water brash (a loosely defined layman term), and is characterized by a sour fluid or almost tasteless saliva in the mouth.

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Treatment can also include a beta-blocker or botulinum toxin (Botox). Home remedies: Drinking plenty of water can reduce saliva production. Tooth-brushing and rinsing with mouthwash can also temporarily dry out the mouth.

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10902-dry-mouth-treatments

Chew sugarless gum (gums containing the sugar xylitol). These sucking and chewing actions help stimulate saliva flow. Moisten foods with broths, soups, sauces, gravy, creams, and butter or margarine. Eat soft, moist foods that are cool or at room temperature.

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The best ways to stop drooling Change sleeping positions. Share on Pinterest Certain sleeping positions may encourage drooling. Treat allergies and sinus problems. Take medication. Receive Botox injections. Attend speech therapy. Use an oral appliance. Have surgery.

https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/hypersalivation

In hypersalivation, your salivary glands produce more saliva than usual. If the extra saliva begins to accumulate, it may begin to drip out of your mouth unintentionally. In older children and adults, drooling may be a sign of an underlying condition. Hypersalivation may be temporary or chronic depending on the cause.

https://www.healthline.com/health/thick-saliva

When the salivary glands in your mouth don't produce enough saliva, it can make your mouth feel parched or dry. A symptom of dry mouth syndrome is stringy or thick saliva, as there is not enough moisture in the mouth to thin it.

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Symptoms of hypersalivation include drooling, spitting, and excessive swallowing. Other related symptoms include: chapped lips. softening and damage to the skin around the mouth.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sialorrhea

Medical Definition of sialorrhea : excessive salivation : hypersalivation. — called also ptyalism.

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The best ways to stop drooling Change sleeping positions. Certain sleeping positions may encourage drooling. Treat allergies and sinus problems. Take medication. Receive Botox injections. Attend speech therapy. Use an oral appliance. Have surgery.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/advice/2016/03/08/doc-drooling-common-issue-elderly/81497186/

Dear J. S. : Drooling is a common problem in the elderly, and of any age with neurological or neuromuscular disorders. It may have many causes, but can be divided into two general categories: excess saliva and inability to control the saliva properly. People with swallowing disorders may have drooling.

https://www.healthline.com/health/drooling

Drooling is usually caused by excess saliva in the mouth. Medical conditions such as acid reflux and pregnancy can increase saliva production. Allergies, tumors, and above-the-neck infections such as strep throat, tonsil infection, and sinusitis can all impair swallowing.

https://www.healthline.com/health/watery-mouth-and-nausea

Excessive anxiety may even lead to IBS or stress-induced stomach ulcers, both of which can cause hypersalivation.

https://www.healthline.com/health/choking-on-saliva

Choking on saliva can occur if the muscles involved in swallowing weaken or stop functioning properly due to other health problems. Gagging and coughing when you haven't been drinking or eating is a symptom of choking on saliva. You may also experience the following: waking up coughing or gagging.

https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkinsons/Symptoms/Movement-Symptoms/Drooling

Drooling. Excessive drooling, called sialorrhea, is a common symptom of Parkinson's and can cause awkwardness in social situations. Parkinson's causes a reduction in automatic actions, including swallowing, creating an inability to manage the flow of saliva in and around the mouth.