Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “XEROSTOMIA“ to remember about Drugs Causing Xerostomia
Mnemonic : XEROSTOMIA
X – Xanax (Alprazolam): Benzodiazepines like Xanax can lead to dry mouth as a side effect.
E – Elavil (Amitriptyline): Tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil are known to cause xerostomia.
R – Ritalin (Methylphenidate): Stimulant medications like Ritalin can result in dry mouth.
O – OxyContin (Oxycodone): Opioid medications, including OxyContin, may lead to xerostomia.
S – Seroquel (Quetiapine): Certain antipsychotic drugs like Seroquel can cause dry mouth.
T – Tagamet (Cimetidine): Histamine H2-receptor antagonists like Tagamet can contribute to xerostomia.
O – Oxybutynin: Medications used to treat overactive bladder, such as Oxybutynin, can lead to dry mouth.
M – Metformin: Some diabetes medications like Metformin can result in dry mouth as a side effect.
I – Ipratropium: Anticholinergic medications like Ipratropium can cause dry mouth.
A – Antihistamines: Various antihistamine medications can lead to xerostomia.
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