Amitriptyline (Lentizol) for Xerostomia
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Definition: Amitriptyline (Elavil, Tryptizol, Laroxyl, Sarotex, Lentizol) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It is the most widely used TCA and has at least equal efficacy against depression as the newer class of SSRIs. As well as reducing depressive symptoms, these type of tricyclics also aid migraines, tension headaches, anxiety attacks and some schizophrenic symptoms. Xerostomia is the medical term for the subjective complaint of dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Xerostomia is sometimes colloquially called pasties, cottonmouth, drooth, or doughmouth. Several diseases, treatments, and medications can cause xerostomia. It can also be exacerbated by smoking or drinking alcohol. Xerostomia can cause difficulty in speech and eating. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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