Author(s): Jyothi.S, Karthikeyan Murthykumar, Anupama Deepak, Dhanraj, Noorul Aneesa, Sowndarya Baskar, Lakshya Rani

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DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00113.X   

Address: Jyothi.S1, Karthikeyan Murthykumar1, Anupama Deepak2, Dr.Dhanraj3, Noorul Aneesa2, Sowndarya Baskar2, Lakshya Rani2
1Final year BDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
31st Year BDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
4Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 5,     Year - 2016


ABSTRACT:
The aim of this review is to evaluate the synergistic effect of multiple xerostomia drugs. From the review It is been found that there are number of xerogenic drugs, especially antimuscarinic agents, some sympathomimetic agents,and agents affecting serotonin and noradrenaline uptake, as well as a miscellany of other drugs such as appetite suppressants, protease inhibitors and cytokines. Even non pharmacological affects causes xerostomia. It is even found that there is very highly significant reduction in the salivary flow rates of patients under multiple xerostomia-inducing drugs. Dry mouth is especially through the drugs which affecting anticholinergic activity against the M3 muscarinic receptor. Dry mouth can be treated with the administration of pilocarpine, it can even be treated by giving salivary stimulant. Even physical treatment is available for dry mouth as acupuncture.


Cite this article:
Jyothi.S, Karthikeyan Murthykumar, Anupama Deepak, Dhanraj, Noorul Aneesa, Sowndarya Baskar, Lakshya Rani. Drugs Inducing Xerostomia. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2016; 9(5): 596-598. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00113.X


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