User Reviews for XyliMelts to treat Xerostomia
XyliMelts has an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 from a total of 22 reviews for the treatment of Xerostomia. 27% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for XyliMelts
"I have dry mouth due to Sicca syndrome and at first I thought it was wonderful in relieving dry mouth at night. Gradually over several months, I had gastric issues and sensitive teeth. Also had to have 2 root canals in previously good teeth (related?). When it got really uncomfortable, I visited my doctor due to black gassy stools several times a day, terrible gas, pressure and rumbling in the stomach. Then re-flux started. Stool test and blood test were normal so Dr. made appt. with gastroenterologist (not seen yet). I found a reference to gastric side affect from Xylitol. I stopped using the xylimelts and symptoms went away."
"I had a very bad experience after taking Xylimelts. At first I did not know what was causing me to feel so unwell. My tongue was extra swollen and felt hot. I had Tingling in my mouth and tongue. My voice was very hoarse and a tightness in my chest. I started to shake slightly throughout my arms. legs and body. I did not know what was causing it and I rang a health line. I wondered if I had Covid though I rarely go out. As there was no warning on the box of medication I did not connect to start with then as I had not taken anything else I decided to google to see if that showed any side effects. It certainly did. I went to my doctor's and I was given another medication which did help. However it was a holiday so the night it happened I had nowhere to call apart from going to emergency dept. I am telling you this because I think you should state all the possible side effects on your medication on the enclosed leaflet or box. boxes. That way an earlier diagnosis can be made. I"
"XyliMelts was recommended by my dentist’s office for dry mouth caused by meds that I am on. Used nightly as instructed for 1 year. Decayed front tooth in my bridge & 3 teeth in my lower jaw. Having to get dental implants & already got 3 crowns in lower jaw. Cost approximately $7k. Wish I never heard of Xylimelts."
"I have sjogren's and loved xylimelts as it meant I could sleep several hours without a drink. But had a side effect of diarrhea and didn't associate it with xylimelts for 4 months even after other meds changes and gastro tests. Eliminated them 3 weeks ago and no diarrhea so xylitol was the culprit. Now thinking of trying mouth kote."
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"Have used xyliMelts for years for dry mouth at night. Definitely helps with sleep. Sometimes the area of the gum where I put the xyliMelts is a little sensitive, but worth it for the sleep. Have tried other products, but these are the best. I am 80 and developed this dry mouth at night about five years ago. No real cause determined. Discovered this product by trial and error. Dentists need to be informed. I told my dentist and she now recommends this product."
"I’ve been using Xilomelts for several months and they were great at first . It seems I have developed an allergy to them . My mouth became so irritated that it was hard to eat anything. Corners of my mouth were a mess too. I didn’t realize that it was the xilimelts Thats was causing it until I stopped using them to experiment and see. Sure enough, the irritation stopped slowly . I won’t use them again . I’m so sad because they let me get a little sleep at night ."
"I've been using Xyimelts Tablets for about one month since I starting using the CPAP for sleep apnea to help dry mouth caused by the CPAP. So far I have had only positive results. I wake up in the AM after a nights rest and the tablet has dissolved. I may have to move my tongue around to completely spread the tablet but the overall effect is positive."
"Been taking Xylimelts at night ( 1) for dry mouth due to breathing thru my mouth while sleeping. I'm 66 and I have OSA. During dry winter months while sleeping I would wake up with a terribly parched mouth several times a night. This really helps !! Side effect - seems to act like a mild laxative...."
"I’ve been using it for about three years, for a dry mouth at night, ever since getting a CPAP machine. Usually use one a night and I put the tablet in a different location of my mouth each night. Have had great success with them and no side effects. I’d recommend that people try them to see if it works as well for them."
"I thought they were great at first but my tongue would be extra sensitive after using them. I stopped after a week or so but my dry mouth kept me up all night recently so last night I used another one. Today my tongue has little sores all over it and it hurts to eat. I won't be using these again."
"My dentist recommended these to me and I tried it last night, I have trouble with not being able to swallow my saliva at night. I went to bed fine but an hour later my throat started to close, my throat tighted like sand paper, I have bumps in my mouth, my whole neck and face hurt, it took away my good saliva and gave me this thick foam saliva that was hard to swallow. I took a claritin to at least help but I feel like I have a bad cold now."
"I got a Cpap machine and my mouth has been cotton dry at night. Miserable. After around 6 months I got the first cavity I’ve had since I was 12 years old (I’m over 50). Since dry mouth causes cavities, I decided to try Xylimelts and WOW! I figured they would probably help some, hoping at least to make my mouth more comfortable at night, but I didn’t realize they could stimulate such saliva flow. I even drooled on my pillow. All I need is one a night. It sticks just right and is gone when I wake up. This is a fantastic product."
"I just started using Xylimelts and have had success with them. However, I have experienced some digestive issues and have been waking up with a headache. I'm going to them for a short period and see if my symptoms recede."
"I have diabetes and started using these for dry mouth. My blood sugar hasn't been over 180 for a year. Within a few days of using these my blood sugar was reading in the 250’s and higher with no other changes in my life except for the xylitol. It doesn't make sense because there is no sugar in the product and xylitol is not supposed to raise blood sugar but there it is!"
"This caused major irritation on my tongue and in my mouth, similar to burnt tongue syndrome (yes, this is real condition). I discontinued the product and found my tongue and mouth improved immediately, with the condition going away completely in a few days. I will never take this again. Other products work without terrible side effects."
"I have a dry mouth at night as a result of meds that I take before bed. These mints have absolutely helped. I take 1 before bedtime. When I get up once a night to use the bathroom I use one more. No more dry mouth."
"I use Xylimelts for dry mouth at night. I also have a CPAP machine. Recently I developed a very large sore where one of the two Xylimelts was used. I stopped using it and it went away."
"Had sores develop at site on gums where I attached the lozenges."
"Recommended by dentist. After four days had hive like bumps inside my cheek. The tablets were inserted correctly, and adhered to the side of my gums. Sadly, this is not the answer for me."
"I use a BiPAB (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) for sleep apnea, and was getting dry mouth when I use it, the XyliMelts works well with no apparent side effects."
"This product seemed to work except my blood sugar went up, almost doubled. I am now taking a break to see if blood sugar goes down."
"Oh dear. Only started using two nights ago. One per night. But after reading these reviews looks like I will have to dump them. Has worked up to now."
"I take it for dry mouth. I am gluten free & it bothers my stomach. It does my mouth keep moist. I take 3/4 while doing dialysis for 3 hrs. I can tolerate it this to a point."
"There it was in black and white print, adverse side effects allergic reaction of HIVES which I have all over my chest. And I took way too many. They are in the garbage now."
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"I started using Xyligel (my dentist gave me a sample) it works wonderfully. After using it for 4 days my gums and teeth hurt.. Last night I had to get up and brush my teeth and use a mouth wash because my gums hurt so much, I was getting scared. If I bite down on anything my teeth hurt. I am so disappointed that I can't use XyliGel anymore, it worked so well for me. Something is very wrong. I've been reading reviews on this product and a great many people are experiencing the same thing."