Excess salivvation ca be due to various reasons. It is important to find the cause. To some degree, these problems can be managed by controlling the intake of very sweet or very sour foods that cause hypersecretion. It may also be helpful to increase or decrease (as the case may be) foods of high water or fluid content.
However, in case you may find that excess saliva has become a nuisance and an embarrassment, and needs to be controlled by other means. Most common side effects of these drugs are mild sedation, dizziness, difficulty in urination, and tachycardia. They are in the order most often used.
(Robinul) 1-2 mg. every four hours. Robinul is also available in injectable form – 0.1 mg. every four hours or 3-4 times/day. Maximum dose – 0.2 mg 4 times/day.
(Pro-Banthine) 15 mg. one half hour before meals three times a day.
(Elavil) 10 mg. three times a day or 10-25 mg. at bedtime. Amitriptyline is also available in injectable form – 2 to 5 mg. IM to start. Elavil is also used as an antidepressant.
HCL (Pamelor) 10-25 mg. at bedtime.
) transdermal patch
1.5 mg. programmed to deliver medication over 72 hour period. Reported by patients to reduce saliva by 75-80%. Caution – may cause glaucoma.
Get yourself diagnosed and the drugs prescribed suitable to you as these have to be judged to suit you.