Indapamide and Dry Mouth
There are a number of potential side effects that may occur with indapamide. Dry mouth is a side effect that occurs in between 1 and 5 percent of people taking the drug. If you are taking indapamide and dry mouth occurs, you can try using a humidifier at night, avoiding tobacco or alcohol, and sipping water or sugarless drinks often.
In clinical studies, dry mouth was a possible side effect of indapamide (Lozol®), occurring in between 1 and 5 percent of people (although the exact percentage was not reported).
For people taking indapamide, 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.
If you develop a dry mouth while taking indapamide 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 indapamide dry mouth side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your indapamide dosage or try another diuretic or blood pressure medicine.