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New Study Findings Could Help Millions Who Suffer From Dry Mouth: Over-The-Counter Muco-Adhesive Patch Outperforms Leading Oral Rinse
Date:3/22/2010

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Dry mouth affects upwards of 17% of the population, increasing in older adults (65 years and older) to about 30%. In fact, 34% of people taking three or more medications suffer from dry mouth, which is also a chronic symptom of numerous medical conditions, such as diabetes and Sjogren's Syndrome.

Study Findings

The objective of this study was to evaluate a muco-adhesive lipid-based bioerodable patch as a novel device to decrease signs and symptoms associated with dry mouth, compared to the leading oral rinse. The study consisted of 20 patients who suffered from dry mouth for more than three months as a result of medical conditions, who were divided into two treatment groups – oral rinse and muco-adhesive patch.

  • The questionnaires completed prior to treatment showed no statistically significant differences between the groups
  • Following treatment, 40% of muco-adhesive patch users reported significantly more moisture an
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