Curr Med Res Opin. 1998 ; 14(3): 155-9.
A pilot study of Salix SST (saliva-stimulating lozenges) in post-irradiation xerostomia.
Department of Radiotherapy, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London.
Relief from the effects of radiation-induced xerostomia resulting from use of saliva-stimulating lozenges (Salix) has been subjectively evaluated. Ten patients took Salix as required for 7 days; and self-assessed using analogue scales before and after treatment. There was a marked and statistically significant improvement in the dryness and general comfort of the mouth, and beneficial effects on eating, sleeping and speech.