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dry mouth


I've had dry mouth since starting lisinopril for hypertension. But since starting imatinib in mid September, it is worse. I use biotene. Now I find that my lips are cracking. The doc suggested aquaphor, which helps a little. Any thoughts from others?


Dry mouth is a recognised side effect of imatinb. 

I'm not sure what I can recommend over something like aquaphor. I've always found diprobase very effective on dry skin, even if it smells a little medical somehow but that's for exterior use. The other thing I've used in recent weeks for cracked lips (not imatinib induced, just cold dry weather here) is O'Keefe's Lip Repair and it's pretty good.


Hi David,

Thanks for the suggestion about O'Keefe's. I will see if I can find it here.