Sular and Dry Mouth

Certain side effects may occur with the use of Sular. Dry mouth is a rare but possible side effect that occurs in less than 1 percent of people taking the medication. If you are taking Sular and dry mouth occurs, you can try sipping water or sugarless drinks often and avoiding caffeinated drinks. Your healthcare provider may also adjust your Sular dosage or recommend another medicine.

Sular and Dry Mouth: An Overview

Dry mouth is one of the possible side effects of Sular® (nisoldipine). In studies, less than 1 percent of people taking Sular reported experiencing a dry mouth.
 

Sular and Dry Mouth: Recommendations

For people taking Sular, there are some things that you can do to help with a dry mouth. 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.
     
  • Don't use tobacco or alcohol. They dry out the mouth.
     
  • Use a humidifier at night.
     
  • Be aware of spicy or salty foods. These 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.
     

Sular Dry Mouth: Summary

If you develop a dry mouth while taking Sular 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 Sular dry mouth side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your Sular dosage or try another high blood pressure medicine.
 
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