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Has anyone experienced a dry mouth while taking omeprazole? I’m taking 20mg a day and have been having a wicked dry mouth, especially overnight. I know sometimes WLS patients can have dental issues post op and I know lack of saliva production can be a problem. I’ve had this before in a previous episode of taking this med and it resolved when I stopped it.

BTW I found a great resource to combat my dry mouth at night. I’ve only used it a couple of nights so far but boy what a difference it makes! XyliMelts Dry Mouth —they’re a stick on (to your gum) melting tablet that dissolves slowly over time. I’ve been waking up without a Sahara mouth.

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I get it sometimes overnight and was wondering if it might be due to an antacid - so I guess so! I have a generic Biotene mouthwash and also Biotene spray on my night stand next to my bed. I've seen those XyliMelts mentioned somewhere - I might try those. And yes - I don't think dental issues are too common since we don't hear much about them on here (occasionally, but infrequently), but I talked to my dentist about it before I had surgery, and he said it's probably due acid - but I think dry mouth could probably cause issues, too (btw - he said he's never seen dental issues in any of his patients who've had WLS, but he's read about it in professional literature)

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2 hours ago, NiceAnkles said:

Has anyone experienced a dry mouth while taking omeprazole? I’m taking 20mg a day and have been having a wicked dry mouth, especially overnight. I know sometimes WLS patients can have dental issues post op and I know lack of saliva production can be a problem. I’ve had this before in a previous episode of taking this med and it resolved when I stopped it.

BTW I found a great resource to combat my dry mouth at night. I’ve only used it a couple of nights so far but boy what a difference it makes! XyliMelts Dry Mouth —they’re a stick on (to your gum) melting tablet that dissolves slowly over time. I’ve been waking up without a Sahara mouth.

I woke up after surgery and my mouth was stuck together it was so dry. Thankfully I had read this and took dry mouth spray. I have not really been having problems at night at this time.

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