Drug relieves dry mouths

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Sinclair Pharmaceuticals, a privately-owned Surrey-based pharmaceuticals company has launched a product which relieves dry mouth symptoms, a condition common in elderly people. SST (Saliva Stimulating Tablets) are available direct from pharmacists but will also be reimbursed under the NHS prescription system. Sinclair’s chief executive Dr Michael Flynn said SST contained a selection of buffered fruit acids which stimulate salivary glands to produce saliva. He said that, when used alone, fruit acids would cause enamel softening and demineralisation which results in tooth decay. In SST, the acids are buffered and combined with minerals to protect the enamel from attack. “This is a much needed treatment which strengthens Sinclair’s portfolio of products aimed at improving quality of life in areas where available measures are inadequate,” Dr Flynn said. “SST is clinically proven to increase saliva production. It has a rapid onset of action and is formulated to dissolve slowly to achieve prolonged duration of effe

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