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Cause of suddenly having dry mouth?

Hi everyone,

This website has been a great source of info for me, but I would like to ask a question about a recent issue. A few days ago I switched from taking my levothyroxine in the morning to taking it at bedtime. Coincidentally, when I got a repeat prescription for levothyroxine, I was given a different brand than normal (from Wockhardt to Actavis). I now suddenly experience a dry mouth, at night but during the day as well.

Has anyone had a dry mouth as a side effect to levothyroxine, or as a result from switching brands or changing the time of taking the meds?

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My pharmacist is always changing brands but reassures me it makes no difference at all. My mouth is permanently dry its horrid but have so many conditions I couldnt tell you whether its thyroid or not.

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Hi Jennie

I can make a BIG difference to some people! Sometimes people react to the different fillers.

It may not affect you at all however! :-)

Louise

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I have dry mouth so bad, I am on Synthroid 25 for Hypo. It is so dry my throat burns. Day and Night.

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i deveopled a dry mouth but not from levo--- i have dry eyes-- they stream with water---- dry skin like a snake it sheds like asnake too, flaky a perfect snowstorm gets on my wick, legs are dry cracked, feet, i cant seem to keep water in my cells seen a rhemo- an dshe thinks it is all endocrine related. hav ethyroid an dadrenals too.

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This is exactly what is happing to me. I have Hypo and take Synthroid 25.

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blimey i noticed my post is 5 years ago and nothing has bloody wellimproved, infact i haveless hair thanever and older thanever.

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When my Sjogren`s disease started, a long time ago, the first symptom was dry throat, not really sore, like my skin was stuck together. Then my eyes became dry etc etc.

Jackie

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Thanks everyone. I was just reading the book Understanding Thyroid Disorders and it stated that different brands might have different tablet strengths, so they recommend staying on the same brand if possible. I did not know that!

Also, I had some of my old brand left, which I took last night, and the dry mouth disappeared. I'll try the new brand tonight and if it returns I guess I'll ask to change back.

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What brand gave you dry mouth.

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Info here about the different makes:

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/treatm...

Louise

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ennogh, Is this in the Uk? I have a really dry mouth at night and I take Thyroxin, 150mcg but got to reduce to 125mcg per day to see if that helps. Im fed up with it, and also seem to have a burning mouth as well.

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