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Carolina

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SalivaMax: my dentist recommended it.
« on: October 26, 2020, 04:49:09 AM »
Dear Sjogren's Angels,

My dentist recommended SalivaMax, gave me some samples, and wants to prescribe it for me.

I've tried some of the samples, and didn't notice a big change.  But it may take time.

I don't think my RX ins. will cover the cost, however. 

I also take 30 mg of Salagen (pilocarpine a day).  And I use Xylimelts in situations where I don't want to be sipping water (exercising and playing bridge).

Any comments welcome.

Regards, Elaine
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Re: SalivaMax: my dentist recommended it.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 02:44:25 AM »
From what I've read about it, it isn't meant to increase saliva production, but to temporarily replace it.
Used as a rinse, it moisturizes the mucosa with an electrolyte solution similar to saliva, in other words, it relieves symptoms, but doesn't treat the condition.

The manufacturer does offer a patient assistance program, mentioned on their website
    forwardscience.com/salivamax   (edited to remove a sales site, I caught myself! LOL)
but I didn't find a link. You may have to search SalivaMax patient assistance


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Re: SalivaMax: my dentist recommended it.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 05:46:57 AM »
Thanks, Linda.

It's clear that it can't increase saliva production, and so far I don't see that it temporarily replaces saliva, either. 

But I'll keep trying the sample packets, I guess.  I do find the Xylimelts helpful.  Sugarfree gum helps, but I don't like chewing gum in public :-\

Elaine

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