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Does anyone know how to avoid the dry mouth when drinking cranberry juice?

I have to drink a minimum of 2 bottles of cranberry juice along with taking Macrobid for a Urinary Tract Infection. It's giving me such horrible dry mouth I can't stand it. Are there ways to avoid it? The only think I can do is sip on milk while I'm drinking it and well the milk gets warm before I am done with the cranberry juice since I am just sipping on both all day. Does anyone know of other ways to prevent it?


Asked by innocencexinxme at 12:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Straight cranberry juice makes my jaws clench up with that feeling of just eating something sour. I accidentally bought cranberry pomegranate one night and love it.

    Answer by momtotrips at 2:35 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Drink water with it, the macrobid could be causing dry mouth with it

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:50 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I forgot to mention, I haven't started the macrobid yet, that's later today because we won't be able to pick it up until then. Water however, actually makes it worse. I tried that yesterday and it was horrible. I downed a full glass of milk to get rid of the dry mouth.

    Answer by innocencexinxme at 12:53 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • gosh, I'd try to switch to the cranberry pills if it was truly unpleasant.

    I agree w/ PP... more likely than not it's the macrobid doing the dry mouth though

    Answer by hibbingmom at 12:54 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I have cranberry pills as well but they don't help as much. I have been taking them daily to prevent this and I still got one. Juice helps but it's annoying.

    Answer by innocencexinxme at 12:57 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • maybe a pickle?

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:58 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Add a little water, and or Ice.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 1:04 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • There are ways to prevent UTI's. #1, when you go pee, wipe from front to back. #2 Pee after you have sex.
    I use to have a lot of UTI's in my early 20's. My doctor finally told me to do these things and I stoped having so many UTI's. Good luck.
    I have never had a problem with dry mouth after frinking cranberry juice.

    Answer by louise2 at 1:07 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • mix it with orange juice it is very good that way

    Answer by treynlisa at 1:08 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • vodka! jk

    Answer by AmaliaD at 1:40 PM on Aug. 25, 2009