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Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Dry mouth?

Summary: Dry mouth is found among people who take Hydrocortisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have Osteoporosis. We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.

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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in adrenal insufficiency. (latest outcomes from 13,795 Hydrocortisone users)

Dry mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 30,860 Dry mouth patients)

On May, 8, 2015: 13,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 55 people (0.40%) have Dry Mouth.

Trend of Dry mouth in Hydrocortisone reports

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Dry mouth * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry mouth100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dry mouth when taking Hydrocortisone * :

FemaleMale
Dry mouth62.07%37.93%

Age of people who have Dry mouth when taking Hydrocortisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry mouth0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.75%5.66%73.58%

Severity of Dry mouth when taking Hydrocortisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dry mouth ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (19 people, 34.55%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 3.64%)
  3. Colorectal cancer metastatic (2 people, 3.64%)
  4. Rash (2 people, 3.64%)
  5. Neuralgia (2 people, 3.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (24 people, 43.64%)
  2. Atenolol (22 people, 40.00%)
  3. Sucralfate (22 people, 40.00%)
  4. Omeprazole (21 people, 38.18%)
  5. Zometa (19 people, 34.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • I have had a dry mouth on and off for 3 years and it seemed to start after I had a wisdom tooth removed. I was told by Birmingham dental hospital that omeprazole was the cause and to stop taking it. I changed to esomeprazole and it went away for a while but returned in November 2014. Sometimes it is very severe, sometimes tolerable but always there. My tongue and lips sometimes feel serated. It is worse during the night and first thing in the morning. Tried chewing sugar free gum but it only makes my tongue sore.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • My blood pressure is still up. I started taking 2 losartan a day a little over a week ago. Was not having symptoms as bad when taking only 1. Blood pressure seems to come down some with the clonidine. I think the extra losartan has triggered a reaction.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Is dry mouth a side effect of augmenting or ferrous sulfate?

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