Dry mouth

Can anyone offer any suggestions to help with the immensely frustrating dry mouth my mum is being left with as a side effect of her medication? it’s driving her mad and would love to be able to offer any suggestions to help her. thanks.

Hi Gemk99,

Sorry to hear your mum’s been suffering with dry mouth. There are a variety of symptoms relating to eating, swallowing, saliva control and dry mouth which could be related to Parkinson’s medications. You can read more about this on our website, here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/eating-swallowing-and-saliva-control

We’d also recommend that you contact our Helpline, as they’ll be able to advise you further on this. You can reach them via email at [email protected], or call free on 0808 800 0303. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Moderation Team

Hi @Gemk99, I find Boots expert dental dry mouth spray helps. It cost £2.50 for a 50ml spray which is handy size to fit in a pocket or bag. I did try a more expensive one recommended by my dentist but didn’t find it helped me. So it’s probably trial and error but the Boots one worth a go. Also cold tap water helps so usually have some near by to sip.

If you go to gp you can get spray gel for this I will post name of it when I get home.