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    Hi everyone....
    BESIDES large hard candies...what seems to work best for the dry mouth that comes with taking this medication?All gum seems to have aspartame in it...even tried health food stores.
    Thanks!
    Lori

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    Hey Lori, when I took regular Ditropan, I had the same troubles, ugh. At dinner I would have to make sure I had a glass of water so I could use it as replacement "spit", lmao!! The only thing I found that worked for me was the flaxseed oil capsules. Those worked wonders and even helped the other "areas" dealing with the drying effect, lol. I couldn't do the gum-thing because I didn't have any spit to chew it with, lmao!! Boy was that miserable!

    I think I took 2 capsules 2-3 times a day, they were huge but worth it! I am sure some others will chime in with their tips too!
    Hugs,
    Tracey
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    • #3
      Theres a mouthwash/rinse thats available now thats supposed to help with dry mouth; I want to say its called Oasis mouth wash and I believe its put out by Sensodyne.
      You can also purchase a salive substitute; this is found in most pharmacies.

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        There is a product that is over the counter but they keep it behind the counter. It is a throat spray that entertainers use to keep their vocal cords lubricated. I am sorry I don't remember the name of it.
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