Drymouth.info is primarily designed to provide information to health
providers and the public about the relationship between drugs and dry
mouth (xerostomia). Ancillary data are also given about the symptoms,
signs and causes of oral dryness and about methods to treat it.
In addition, facts are tendered about the connection between drugs
and dryness of the eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca).
The material contained in this site are intended as a reference guide.
It is to be used for informational purposes only, not as medical advice.
While inordinate care has been taken to assure accuracy, Wrigley,
the consultants, its Editorial Board Members and other contributors
do not guarantee or warrant that the materials are error free. Nor,
given the ever changing nature of the drug industry, does it guarantee
that the data are complete or up to date. Moreover, Wrigley,
the consultants and its Editorial Board Members shall not
be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or
punitive damages arising out of access to, or use of, the content of
this site, including, but not limited to any damages that result from
downloading any information or materials from this site.
The data are not intended to substitute for obtaining medical
advice from competent, independent, medical professionals.
If you want medical advice please consult a qualified physician,
dentist or other health provider outside Drymouth.info.
This webstite is not intended to create, and your use of
the data does not constitute, a physician-client relationship
with Wrigley, the consultants or its Editorial Board Members.
Medicinal products on this site may be referred to according
to their generic name or by proprietary names. Many of these
proprietary names are registered trade marks and are the property
of the respective manufacturer or distributor of the medicines concerned.
The use of proprietary names on this site has the sole purpose of assisting
users of the site to identify medicines which they may be taking, which may
have been prescribed for them or which they wish to investigate. This use
does not indicate or imply any rights of ownership of either the names or
the medicines by Wrigley, the consultants or its Editorial Board Members.
Users of the site are referred to the packaging of their medicines or to standard
drug compendia for further details regarding the individual manufacturer or
Information regarding drugs and dry mouth is not precise.
The data contained herein are based on information obtained
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several U.S. drug compendia.
In addition, the general medical literature was searched and reviewed
electronically with Medline (1966-2001). The material presented in
Drymouth.info is our best interpretation of the available data.
The information shown in the "Search for Drugs" section may generally
be used to determine whether a drug is xerogenic or not. But it is more
difficult to determine how often dryness occurs and how grievous it is.
It is important to note that when an estimate of frequency is cited e.g.
"Drymouth incidence = 10% or greater", this refers to the frequency which
the event of dry mouth has been reported by patients taking this drug.
Such assessments are a reasonably valid indicator of the likelihood of
a complaint of xerostomia in treated patients. It does not necessarily
follow that the drug concerned caused dry mouth in those individuals.