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Anyone experience dry mouth while on Imuran?

I started Imuran 5 days ago and for the last 4 days my throat and mouth have felt extremely dry and gritty. Like I swallowed a cup of sand. I was diagnosed (UC) 10 months ago, but this is brand new. Anyone else have this happen? Or is it just a coincidence that I started a new med at this time?


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  • Amanda Osowski moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi Chrisann,
    I have been on and off Imuran several times over the years, but I also deal with dry mouth on the regular. I recommend using a dry mouth spray like the one Biotene makes, and there are specific toothpastes for dry mouth too. Amazon is a great place to start looking, but if you have contact with a dentist I recommend reaching out for a recommendation.
    Let me know how it goes!
    Warmly,
    Amanda
    (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    9 months ago

    Hi Chrisann, I haven’t had any personal experience with Imuran, so I hope that some of our community members will weigh in with some personal insight. Are your dry/gritty symptoms still occuring? Have you discussed them with your doctor? Please keep us updated, if you can. We’re here for you! – Pam (team member)

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