Allegra-D and Dry Mouth
If you are taking Allegra-D and dry mouth becomes a problem, there are a number of things you can try. Suggestions for improving dry mouth include sipping water or sugarless drinks often, avoiding tobacco or alcohol, avoiding drinks with caffeine, and chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sugarless candy.
Dry mouth is one of the most common side effects with Allegra-D® (fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine). Up to 2.8 percent of people taking Allegra-D experience dry mouth as a side effect of the medication.
If you are taking Allegra-D and experience dry mouth, there are some things that you can do. 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 and may also improve the taste of food.
- Avoid drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.
- Don't use tobacco or alcohol. They dry out the mouth.
- Use a humidifier at night.
- Be aware of spicy or salty foods. They may 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.
If you develop a dry mouth while taking Allegra-D and the suggestions above do not help, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend, such as artificial saliva. Also, depending on how severe your dry mouth side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you try another allergy medicine.