Dyazide and Dry Mouth

Certain side effects are possible with Dyazide, and dry mouth is one of them. If you do experience dry mouth while taking Dyazide, you can try sipping water or sugarless drinks often or sucking on sugarless hard candy, among other things. If the dry mouth does not go away, your healthcare provider may offer other suggestions or recommend a different medication.

An Overview of Dyazide and Dry Mouth

In previous clinical studies, dry mouth was a possible side effect of Dyazide® (triamterene-HCTZ), though the exact percentage of people who developed dry mouth was not reported.

Recommendations for Dyazide and Dry Mouth

If you are taking Dyazide and dry mouth occurs, there are some things that you can do to help. Some of these suggestions include:
  • Sipping water or sugarless drinks often.
  • Sipping water or sugarless drinks during meals. This will make chewing and swallowing easier. It may also improve the taste of food.
  • Avoiding drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.
  • Avoiding tobacco and alcohol. They dry out the mouth.
  • Using a humidifier at night.
  • Being aware of spicy or salty foods. These may cause pain in a dry mouth.
  • Chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sugarless, hard candy to stimulate saliva flow; cinnamon- or mint-flavored candies are good choices.

Final Thoughts on Dyazide and Dry Mouth

If you experience dry mouth while taking Dyazide and the suggestions listed in this article do not help, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to recommend treatments, such as artificial saliva. Also, depending on how severe your dry mouth is, he or she may recommend that you adjust your Dyazide dosage or try a different diuretic or blood pressure medicine.
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