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In clinical studies documenting the side effects of diltiazem (the active ingredient of Tiazac), dry mouth was reported in less than 2 percent of people taking the medication. You may obtain relief by sipping water or sugarless drinks often, avoiding caffeinated drinks, and using a humidifier. If you continue to experience dry mouth with Tiazac, your healthcare provider can make other recommendations.
Tiazac and Dry Mouth: An OverviewA dry mouth is one of the possible side effects of Tiazac® (diltiazem hydrochloride). In studies, less than 2 percent of people taking diltiazem (the active ingredient of Tiazac) reported experiencing a dry mouth.
Tiazac and Dry Mouth: SuggestionsIf you experience dry mouth while taking Tiazac, there are some things that you can do to help provide relief. Some of these suggestions include:
- Sip water or sugarless drinks often.
- Sip water or sugarless drinks during meals. This will make chewing and swallowing easier. It may also improve the taste of food.
- Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.
- Avoid tobacco or alcohol, which can dry out the mouth.
- Use a humidifier at night.
- Be aware of spicy or salty foods, which can cause pain in a dry mouth.
- Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy to stimulate saliva flow; cinnamon- or mint-flavored candies are good choices.