Medications Which May Lead to Bad Breath

By - Bad Breath Expert

Posted: September 10, 2007

Many people are unaware that the medications that they've been taking for years have actually contributed to their bad breath and taste disorder. It all boils down to the unfortunate side-effects of many medications which include dry mouth and alteration in taste perception.

According to the most recent research on prescription medications, 7 out of the top 10 medications used in the US during 1998 had "dry mouth, bad breath, or taste disorders" as a side effect.
We have compiled the following list for you, along with a list of other common medication that you may be taking:

Medication

Use

Dry Mouth Sour Taste Symptom Listed.

Notes

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Other Common medications are part of this problem also. This is only a partial list. Please consult your physician before altering the prescribed use of any of these medications.

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ANOREXIANT Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin, Zantryl ......phentermine Anorex SR, Adipost, Bontril PDM........phendimetrazine Mazanor, Sanorex ................................. mazindol Pondimin, Fen-Phen ..............................fenfluramine Tenuate, Tepanil, Ten-Tab ...................diethylpropion

ANTIACNE Accutane ................................................. isotretinoin
ANTIANXIETY Atarax, Vistaril ........................................ hydroxyzine Ativan ........................................................ lorazepam Centrax ..................................................... prazepam Equanil, Miltown ...................................... meprobamate Librium ...................................................... chlordiazepoxide Paxipam .................................................... halazepam Serax ......................................................... oxazepam Valium ....................................................... diazepam Xanax ......................................................... alprazolam
ANTICHOLINERGIC / ANTISPASMODIC Anaspaz ..................................................... hyoscyamine Atropisol. Sal-Tropine ............................. atropine Banthine ..................................................... methantheline Bellergal ..................................................... belladonna alkaloids Bentyl .......................................................... dicyclomine Daricon ....................................................... oxyphencyclimine Ditropan ...................................................... oxybutynin Donnatal, Kinesed ........hyoscyamine with atropine,phenobarbital, scopolamine Librax ........................................................... chlordiazepoxide with clidinium Pamine ......................................................... methscopolamine Pro-Banthine ............................................... propantheline Transderm-Scop ........................................ scopolamine
ANTICONVULSANT Felbatol ................................................. felbamate Lamictal ................................................ lamotrigine Neurontin .............................................. gabapentin Tegretol ................................................. carbamazepine
ANTIDEPRESSANTb Anafranil .............................................. clomipramine Asendin ................................................ amoxapine Elavil ..................................................... amitryptaline Luvox .................................................... fluvoxamine Norpramin ............................................ desipramine Prozac .................................................. fluoxetine Sinequan .............................................. doxepin Tofranil .................................................. imipramine Wellbutrin ............................................. bupropion
ANTIDIARRHETIC Imodium AD .......................................... loperamide Lomotil ....................................................diphenoxylate with atropine Motofen .................................................. difenoxin with atropine
ANTIHISTAMINE Actifed .................................................... triprolidine with pseudoephedrine Benadryl ................................................ diphenhydramine Chlor-Trimeton ..................................... chlorpheniramine Claritin .................................................... loratadine Dimetane ............................................... brompheniramine Dimetapp.................brompheniramine with phenylpropanolamine Hismanal ................................................. astemizole Phenergan ............................................... promethazine Pyribenzamine (PBZ) ............................ tripelennamine Seldane .................................................... terfenadine
ANTIHYPERTENSIVE Capoten .............................................. captopril Catapres ............................................ clonidine Coreg .................................................. carvedilol Ismelin ................................................ guanethidine Minipress ............................................ prazosin Serpasil ............................................... reserpine Wytensin ............................................. guanabenz
ANTIINFLAMMATORY ANALGESIC Dolobid .................................................. diflunisal Feldene .................................................. piroxicam Motrin, Advil .......................................... ibuprofen Nalfon ..................................................... fenoprofen Naprosyn ............................................... naproxen
ANTINAUSEANT/ANTIEMETIC Antivert ............................................. meclizine Dramamine ..................................... dyphenhydramine Marezine .......................................... cyclizine
ANTIPARKINSONIAN Akineton ............................................ biperiden Artane ................................................ trihexyphenidyl Cogentin ............................................ benztropine mesylate Larodopa ............................................ levodopa Sinemet .............................................. carbidopa with levodopa
ANTI-PSYCHOTIC Clozaril ................................................... clozapine Compazine ............................................ prochlorperazine Eskalith ................................................... lithium Haldol ..................................................... haloperidol Mellaril .................................................... thioridazine Navane .................................................... thiothixene Orap ......................................................... pimozide Sparine .................................................... promazine Stelazine ................................................. trifluoperazine Thorazine ................................................ chlorpromazine
BRONCHDILATOR Atrovent .............................................. ipratropium Isuprel ................................................. isoproterenol Proventil, Ventolin ............................. albuterol
DECONGESTANT Ornade ........ phenylpropanolamine with chlorpheniramine Sudafed ................................................ pseudoephedrine
DIURETIC Diuril ...................................................... chlorothiazide Dyazide, Maxzide ...... triamterine and hydrochlorothiazide HydroDIURIL, Esidrix ........................ hydrochlorothiazide Hygroton ............................................... chlorthalidone Lasix ...................................................... furosemide Midamor ................................................ amiloride
MUSCLE RELAXANT Flexeril ................................................ cyclobenzaprine Lioresal ............................................... baclofen Norflex, Disipal .................................. orphenadrine
NARCOTIC ANALGESIC Demerol ................................................ meperidine MS Contin ............................................ morphine
SEDATIVE Dalmane .............................................. flurazepam Halcion ................................................ triazolam Restoril ................................................ temazepam
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ANTIDEPRESSANTS Prozac Norpramin Pertofrane Elavil Adapin Valium (occassionally) Imavate SK-Pramine Tofranil Aventyl Vivactil Zoloft Paxil Sigequan

ANTIPARKINSONISM Akineton Artane Laradopa Parsidol
ANTIHISTAMINES (Cold Medications) Actifed Benadryl Comtrex Dimetapp Pheran Triaminic Vistaril Historal
ANTIHYPERTENSIVES (High Blood Pressure Medication): Beta Blockers, Diuretics, Anti-Coagulants Rautensin Isemelin Aldomet Serpasil Minipress Inversine Hyperoid Catapres Inderal Inderide Aquatensin Moderatic Diazide
ANTISPASMODICS & ANTICHOLINERGICS (GASTROINTESTINAL TYPE) Quarzan Vistrax Combid Pro-Banthine Anaspaz PB Donnatal Pathibate
ANTISPASMODICS & ANTICHOLINERGICS (URINARY TYPE) Pyridium Cystospaz Ditropan Urispas Trac-Tabs
ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS Haldol Rau-Sed Serpasil Thorazine Stelazine Comazine Moban Daxolin Lithane Lithonate
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