I just started taking Effexor yesterday and woke up today with a horrible dry mouth. Will this go away? Also, has anyone experience diarrhea? I woke up with that too and it also said it's a side effect. I was on paxil for 9 years so I know all about side affects because there were a lot on paxil. Just wondering if Effexor has less side effects (as so the pharmacist told me). Thanks.
Effexor and horrible dry mouth. Will this go away?
Question posted by kittykat99 on 29 Oct 2011
Last updated on 12 June 2020
I take Effexor and I have terrible dry mouth. If Anyone has a remedy please tell me what it is
Biotene or one of it's generics works well. I also use glycerin drops (they're like candies) because they're easy to carry around with me.
Just started the new Effexor and noticing dry mouth, but my lips are the worst!! a bit swollen and tight-seriously can hardly smile fully. At the suggestions of my doctor I did start taking collagen and magnesium supplements. But I'm assuming the dryness is from the Effexor... Will this go away?
That's one of the side effects that almost everyone of us has to some extent. Personally i never go anywhere without a bottle of water.
The roof of my mouth is actually inflamed and hurts, is that your experience?
Please try to help me deal with my mouth problems. It alone causes me anxiety, how do you just get used to it? it feels like the roof of my mouth has lose skin on it and moves around. chewing gum and hard candy keep me
I have been on Effexor for several years and the dry mouth started about 5 months ago. I am going to try to come off of it to determine if it is the cause.
To add to the answer, yes dry mouth is common, it should go away but do not hesitate to discuss with your doctor. I was taken off Zoloft because of diarrhea and put on Effexor, which ended the symptoms however if you research these medication you will find that all of them list diarrhea or abdominal pain as a possible side effect, once again discuss with your doctor. Effexor is just like anything else, it has different side effects on people because we all have different chemical make up. Hope I have helped.
Hello kittykat99. maso is right on. I was on effexor some years ago. And now on paxil. Go figure huh? The mouth issue and similiar side effects usually leave within the first two weeks. Give or take a day or two. You'll find that the two drugs in regards to long term side effects can be different. Paxil as you know, is noted for weight gain. Effexor, no, not a issue with most people. I found a major difference having the feeling of a type of and I'll use the word.mania while being on effexor, and was a major reason for stopping it. Its a drug that people either do well on, or drop it like a hot pototao. Hope you do well on it.best to you.
Thanks. I also have a headache too, hopefully that will go away. I went off paxil for getting heart palpitations but I hope it works for you. It did a great job for me the 8 years or so I was on it. I went off it a few times throughout that time. By mania and effexor, you mean it gave you too much energy or kept you up at night?
Hi. Yes it gave me energy, but also erratic behaviour. It made me say, enter a room in the house, then once there, wonder why I was in the room to begin with. That type of thing, my wife named it "your mad med" which to this day is what I kindly refer to it. Its one of very few drugs that over my lifetime, that effected me in such a bizarre way. I really just one day, said, no more. Don't forget, this even would happen while driving, I'd end up arriving at a place, say a store and wonder what in the world am I doing here? Really lost time. Thats what I called it. Loseing time. It was unnerving to me and it wasn't safe, when this would happen. This was back in the year 2000-2001.
Ok thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye on myself and behaviors.
Yes, eventually it should go away, if not talk to your Dr. perhaps you need a dose adjustment, but let a few days go by so your body gets used to the new med.
Dry mouth and upset stomach are common side effects of this medication:
effexor, diarrhea, xerostomia, anxiety and stress, mouth
- Effexor information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Effexor (detailed)
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