Spironolactone and Dry Mouth

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On the journey to controlling hypertension with spironolactone, it is crucial not to lose sight of your oral health.

Spironolactone belongs to a group of medications called diuretics. These medications help eliminate water and sodium through the kidneys via urine.


Medical Perspective

Spironolactone is a valuable medication in the treatment of hypertension and other disorders related to fluid retention.

The decrease in saliva production, caused by spironolactone, can lead to significant oral problems, such as tooth decay and oral thrush.

How does it affect my oral health?

The change in blood flow with high blood pressure can alter the flow of electrolytes and other exchanges that occur in the mouth through capillaries.

Dentists play a vital role in managing dry mouth. They should educate patients on how to relieve symptoms and prevent oral complications.


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