Aquoral; Biotene Dry Mouth Gentle [OTC]; Biotene Moisturizing Mouth Spray [OTC]; Biotene Oral Balance [OTC]; BocaSal; Caphosol; Entertainer’s Secret [OTC]; Moi-Stir [OTC]; Mouth Kote [OTC]; NeutraSal; Numoisyn; Oasis; SalivaMAX; SalivaSure [OTC]; Salivate Rx [DSC]
- It is used to treat dry mouth.
- If you have an allergy to saliva substitute or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you are on a low-sodium or sodium-free diet, talk with your doctor. Some of these products have sodium.
- Take good care of your teeth or dentures while you are using this drug.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Mouth irritation.
- Change in speech.
- Change in taste.
- Different brands or forms of this drug may need to be used in different ways. Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- You may need to avoid eating or drinking for some time after using this drug. Follow what your doctor has told you or read the package insert.
- Most products must not be swallowed. For some products, it does not matter. Be sure you know if your product can be swallowed. If you are not sure, check with the pharmacist.
- Some of these drugs need to be shaken before use. Be sure you know if this product needs to be shaken before using it.
- Some products come as a spray with pumps that may need to be primed before use. Some pumps may also need to be primed if not used for different periods of time. If your product is a spray with a pump that needs to be primed, follow how and when to prime as you have been told.
- Mix powder with water only as you have been told.
- Suck oral lozenge. Do not bite or chew it. If the lozenge breaks, it can be chewed, swallowed, or thrown away.
- Spread evenly on tongue.
- Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Be sure you know how long you can store this drug before you need to throw it away.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.