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Review: could Methadone hydrochloride cause Dry mouth?

Summary: Dry mouth is found among people who take Methadone hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take medication Oxycontin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 2,088 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.

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Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 2,848 Methadone hydrochloride 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 30,844 Dry mouth patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 2,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 18 people (0.86%) have Dry Mouth.

Trend of Dry mouth in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Dry mouth * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry mouth0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%33.33%16.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Dry mouth when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry mouth0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%22.22%0.00%72.22%0.00%

Severity of Dry mouth when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry mouth33.33%16.67%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry mouth ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry mouth0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (4 people, 22.22%)
  2. Osteoporosis (4 people, 22.22%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (3 people, 16.67%)
  4. Pain (3 people, 16.67%)
  5. Acid reflux (2 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (8 people, 44.44%)
  2. Zometa (7 people, 38.89%)
  3. Aredia (7 people, 38.89%)
  4. Fentanyl (7 people, 38.89%)
  5. Neurontin (7 people, 38.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    sandee on May, 24, 2012:

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