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Mission Pharmacal Launches Aquoral Oral Spray for Dry Mouth
Date:10/22/2013

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Relief from dry mouth is now just a spray away. Mission Pharmacal Company today announced the launch of Aquoral®, a safe and effective protective oral spray that moistens and lubricates the mouth for up to four hours.

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Dry mouth, or xerostomia, affects about 25 million Americans. It refers to a decreased production of saliva, a condition common in older adults as well as those taking certain prescription medications. Studies show that dry mouth affects up to 60 percent of patients taking an anticholinergic medication to treat a urologic condition such as overactive bladder (OAB). Other causes include radiotherapy and systemic diseases such as Sjögren's Syndrome.

Symptoms of dry mouth include an uncomfortable dry (like cotton), sticky or burning sensation in the mouth. Dry mouth can also cause cracked lips, dry tongue, mouth sores and ulcers, mouth infections, and dental decay.

"Dry mouth is more than an annoying problem," says Dan Crawford, Marketing Director of the Urology Division at Mission Pharmacal. "It can significantly decrease patients' quality of life by making it difficult to chew, swallow, taste, and even speak. Most home remedies, such as chewing sugar-free gum or sucking on ice chips, provide only temporary relief from these symptoms.
Over-the-counter remedies, which are water-based, don't last much longer."

What differentiates Aquoral most from other dry mouth solutions? Aquoral utilizes patented Oxidized Glycerol Triesters (OGT) Technology, a unique plant-derived, lipid-based technology designed to function like human saliva, forming a protective barrier on the oral mucosa that lasts
up to four hours.

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