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    Anyone have problems with increased mucus when using patches for saliva control

    I was prescribed patches to control excessive saliva but I have found the mucus in my throat has got thicker are the 2 linked

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    Yes unfortunately decreasing saliva often results in creating thicker mucus because it isn't being diluted.

    As a first possible solution, try increasing your intake of water - aim for 1500mls - and see if that makes a difference.

    Notwithstanding the mucus issue, are you happy with how the patch (hyoscine??) is working in decreasing the amount of saliva you're producing? Is your mouth now too dry?

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    I ude the patches, however they have me in a Catch 22 situation. Use them, no matter how much and where i site them, always dry me out making inpossible to eat and drink. Not use them and saliva plays havoc with everthing I do.

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    Pete Try half. Dude

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    I've tried all combinations, halves, different areas

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    Half day ?.

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    Pete, have you tried any other meds to dry up saliva? There are alternatives; if one doesn't suit you, try another.

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