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This is Dr. David
sorry about your mother.
excessive saliva at night can be difficult issue.
has she tried taking benadryl at night?
this can help her sleep and also dry up some of her mucous membranes at night time
if this doesn't work, she might need botox injections into her saliva glands to help decrease their activity
another option is prescription medication amitripytline
My mother hasn't tried Benadryl, is this a cough and cold medicine? She has to be careful what she takes as she is on warfarin and blood pressure medication.
which can be used at night time and help with sleep and can cause dry mouth as a side effect
yes, benadryl is an antihistamine and has many uses. it is used for allergies and allergic reactions.
but it can often cause drowsiness and so it is also put in medications like tylenol
tylenol PM to help with sleep
it also helps dry up your sinuses and mouth so that might be a good thing for her at night.
benadryl is often safely used with other medications like warfarin and blood pressure medications
and is inexpensive and can be used long term.
if that doesn't work, you can ask her doctors to try amitriptyaline.
This is the most helpful that anyone has been and I had to pay for the information! Why hasn't the NHS been as informative? Thank you so much.