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Occurring in up to 8 percent of people who take Clarinex-D, dry mouth is one of the medication's most common side effects. Ways to help alleviate this include using a humidifier at night and sipping water or sugarless drinks frequently. If you try these suggestions while taking Clarinex-D and dry mouth persists, talk with your doctor. He or she may prescribe another medication.
Clarinex-D and Dry Mouth: An OverviewDry mouth is one of the most common side effects with Clarinex-D® (desloratadine and pseudoephedrine). Up to 8 percent of people taking either Clarinex-D 12 Hour® or Clarinex-D 24 Hour® experienced a dry mouth.
Clarinex-D and Dry Mouth: RecommendationsThere are some things that people taking Clarinex-D can do to help relieve a dry mouth. 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 food.
- Avoiding drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas. Caffeine can dry out the mouth.
- Avoiding tobacco or alcohol. They dry out the mouth as well.
- Using a humidifier at night.
- Being aware of spicy or salty foods that 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.