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Clinical studies have shown that less than 1 percent of people taking Nifediac CC developed a dry mouth. If you are taking Nifediac CC and dry mouth becomes a problem, there are some things you can try, such as sipping water or sugarless drinks often, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and using a humidifier at night. If none of these tips help, your healthcare provider may recommend other treatment, such as artificial saliva.
Nifediac and Dry Mouth: An OverviewA dry mouth is one of the possible side effects of Nifediac CC® (nifedipine). In studies, less than 1 percent of people taking Nifediac CC reported experiencing a dry mouth.
Nifediac and Dry Mouth: RecommendationsFor people taking Nifediac CC, there are some things that you can do to help with 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, because they dry out the mouth.
- Using a humidifier at night.
- Being aware of spicy or salty foods. These 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.