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why does my tongue get stuck to the roof of my mouth during

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why does my tongue get stuck to the roof of my mouth during the night. It takes a while for the saliva to release it and I am not sleeping with my mouth open
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

It could be medication related.

What are you taking?

Do you snore also?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I take Glucophage, Ramipril, Simvastatin, and Furosemide ( not every day)

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
sorry about the late reply Jacqueline.

I think it could be related to the furosemide

This drug has a tendency to dry you out

This plus snoring (if you snore) can really dry out the mouth and cause the tongue to stick

I would try to drink plenty of water during the day.

Ask if you can maybe stop furosemide

You also might need to see an ear nose and throat doctor to open up sinuses so you can nasal breathe