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Xerostomia is one of the major complications of diabetes, and can be a side effect of drugs used to treat diabetes. Other medications, such as antidepressants and acne treatments, can also cause this condition, as can head and neck radiation therapy. Sjogren's syndrome, a disease with no known cure, causes the body's autoimmune system to attack salivary and lacrimal glands, decreasing saliva and tear production.

Those suffering from xerostomia can find relief with Gebauer Company's Salivart(r) Oral Moisturizer. This over-the-counter spray has many of the properties of saliva. It is an aqueous solution containing a viscosity agent and an emulsifier. One spray coats and moisturizes the oral cavity, and it can be used as often as needed. Unlike some other synthetic saliva preparations, Salivart does not contain ingredients that aggravate the condition, cause allergic reactions, irritate the stomach, or have a drying effect. It has no flavor and no side effects.

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Title Annotation:Salivart Oral Moisturizer from Gebauer Co.
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2003
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