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Saliva Substitute


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    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: AquoralT;Biotene® Moisturizing Mouth Spray [OTC];Biotene® Oral Balance® [OTC];Caphosol®;Entertainer's Secret® [OTC];Moi-Stir® [OTC];Mouth Kote® [OTC];NeutraSal®;NumoisynT;Oasis®;SalivaSureT [OTC]

    • It is used to treat dry mouth.
    • Saliva substitute wets the mouth.


    How to take

    • Caphosol®: Mix contents of blue and clear ampul in clean container. Swish 1/2 of mixture in mouth for 1 minute, then spit out. Repeat. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use.
    • Entertainer's Secret®: Tilt head back and spray into throat or nostril while breathing in.
    • Gel: Spread evenly on tongue.
    • Lozenges: Melt slowly in your mouth.
    • NeutraSal®: Swish 1/2 the solution in the mouth for 1 minute and spit out; repeat with the rest of the solution. Do not eat or drink for at least 15 minutes after use.
    • NumoisynT liquid: Rinse in mouth, then swallow.
    • Mouthwash: Rinse in mouth for 30 seconds and then spit out. Do not swallow.
    • Spray: Spray into your mouth holding bottle upright; do not rinse your mouth.

    Missed Dose

    • Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.


    • Store at room temperature.
    • NumoisynT liquid: Use within 3 months after opening.



    • If you have an allergy to saliva substitute or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.


    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

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