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Saliva Substitutes
(oral) (liquid, Spray)

Reduces dryness in your mouth and throat. Also aids in treating mouth sores caused by radiation or chemotherapy.

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Saliva Substitutes

Reduces dryness in your mouth and throat. Also aids in treating mouth sores caused by radiation or chemotherapy.

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Do not refrigerate. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment.
  • You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Liquid, Spray. You can use this medicine as often as you need to or as directed by your doctor. This medicine comes with patient instructions.
  • Read and follow these instructions carefully.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. To use the spray: Do not shake the spray.
  • Pump the spray in to the air once before using it for the first time.
  • Hold the can upright very close to your mouth, then spray the medicine into your mouth.
  • After spraying you can swallow or spit it out. Do not inhale the spray or get it into your eyes.
  • Do not use this medicine near heat or open flame and do not puncture the container. The oral solution needs to be mixed first before you can use it.
  • Swish with half of the solution thoroughly for 1 minute and then spit it out.
  • Repeat with the second half of the solution and then spit it out.
  • Make sure that you use the solution immediately after mixing. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 15 minutes after you have used this medicine.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.

  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to saliva substitutes.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about all the allergies you have before using this medicine. This medicine contains sodium.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are on a low salt diet before you start using this medicine.

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