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There are a number of possible side effects of Wellbutrin, and dry mouth appears to be one of the most common. In previous studies, up to 27.6 percent of people taking Wellbutrin reported a dry mouth as a side effect of the medication. Some suggestions on how to improve a dry mouth include sipping water or sugarless drinks often, avoiding drinks with caffeine, and using a humidifier at night.
Wellbutrin and Dry Mouth: An OverviewDry mouth is one of the most common side effects of Wellbutrin® (bupropion hydrochloride). In previous studies, up to 27.6 percent of people taking Wellbutrin reported dry mouth as a side effect of the medication, compared to 18.4 percent of people who were not taking Wellbutrin.
Wellbutrin and Dry Mouth: RecommendationsIf you are taking Wellbutrin and dry mouth becomes a problem, there are a number of things that you can do. 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 the food.
- Avoiding drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.
- Avoiding tobacco and alcohol, as 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.