Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
mouth sores
avatar
ugirl1234 posted:
I recently read that when one takes methotrexate as many of us do with RA and Sjogrens Syndrome, it can make your levels of folic acid drop in the body which can also lead to mouth sores. Perhaps supplements of folic acid could be helpful.
Was this Helpful?
2 of 3 found this helpful
Reply
 
avatar
GodMySavior responded:
You need to be taking at least 1 mg of Folic Acid per day but you need a prescription from your Dr. cuz over the counter isnt strong enough. Also there is a drug you can also take for the sjogrens syndrome too. I take it now it is called Salagen and it really works for the dry mouth and dry eyes just be careful it can cause severe sweating depending on how many you take at one time. I hope this info helps.
GodMySavior


Featuring Experts

Scott Zashin, MD is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and maintains a private practice at Presb...More

Health Insurance in Your State

Learn about plans, benefits, and costs in your state's Marketplace.

From WebMD

Helpful Tips

Dry eyes and dry mouthExpert
Patients with RA may develop dryness of the eyes and mouth due to a condition called secondary Sjogrens Syndrome. The dryness is due to ... More
Was this Helpful?
32 of 39 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.