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Oral Complications of Medication Usage

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An overview of oral side effects of commonly used drugs, and recommendations for prevention and management of these symptoms.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the prevalence of medication usage among the U.S. population, and common oral side effects.
  2. Describe key properties of saliva and mechanisms that can affect salivary flow.
  3. List risks and adverse oral sequelae associated with drug-induced xerostomia.
  4. Discuss the variety of drugs associated with oral side effects.

This course was issued in the December 2017 issue and expires 12/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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