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Biotene Mouthwash Side Effects

Generic Name: saliva substitutes topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of saliva substitutes topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Biotene Mouthwash.

For the Consumer

Applies to saliva substitutes topical: powder, solution, spray

When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking saliva substitutes topical (the active ingredient contained in Biotene Mouthwash)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to saliva substitutes topical: oral gel, oral lozenge, oral paste, oral powder for reconstitution, oral solution, oral spray, oral swab, oral tablet


Numoisyn Lozenge: Excessive consumption can cause minor digestive problems.

Numoisyn Liquid: Patients may experience difficulty in swallowing.


If small amounts of Caphosol or NeutraSal are swallowed accidentally, no adverse effects are anticipated.

Numoisyn Liquid: Patients may experience altered speech and changes in taste.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. NeutraSal (saliva substitutes)." Invado Pharmaceuticals, Pomona,, NY.

2. "Product Information. Caphosol (saliva substitutes)." Cytogen Corporation, Princeton, NJ.

Not all side effects for Biotene Mouthwash may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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