Adverse Effects of Medication Use
As complications of medication use negatively impact oral comfort, function, and quality of life, Clinicians should assess patients’ drug regimens to determine oral health risks.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the prevalence of medication usage among the United States population, and common oral side effects.
- Describe key properties of saliva and mechanisms that can affect salivary flow.
- Identify risks and adverse oral sequelae associated with drug-induced xerostomia.
- Discuss the variety of drugs associated with oral side effects.
This course was published in the December 2017 issue and expires December 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.