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How to Treat Adderall-Related Dry Mouth

By Wendy Rose Gould ; Updated July 27, 2017

One of the most common side effects of taking Adderall, a drug intended to treat both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, is dry mouth. Dry mouth, often referred to as cotton mouth because of the uncomfortable sensation, is a harmless side effect, but an unpleasant one. Fortunately, getting rid of Adderall-related dry mouth is fairly simple.

Drink plenty of water and other liquids to keep your body, and your mouth, fully hydrated.

Eat fruits that are juicy, like watermelon, oranges, plums, peaches and pears. Eat these types of foods instead of those more likely to dry out your mouth, like bread. This will replenish your mouth and ease the discomfort.

Avoid consuming anything high in sodium or caffeine. Both caffeine and salt absorb excess water in your body and dehydrate you.

Chew gum. Chewing gum makes you salivate, thus reducing the effects of Adderall-related cotton mouth.

Consider taking a medication that counteracts the dry mouth associated with Adderall. Speak with your doctor about the options that are right for you.

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