Mar 18, 2013 - 6:59 pm
I just finished chemo and 33 rads for cancer of the mandible with fibula free flap. Towards the end i was blessed with excessive salivation and mucous which would inevitably lead to me throwing up. Many people have experienced this, so i will just let you know what works for me so far.
Wal-Act from Walmart dried me up quite nicely and gave me a welcome break. You have to ask for it from behind the counter.
Second, atropine 1% eye drop under my tongue every 6 hrs seems to be effective. My RX was for one drop every 6 hours as needed but i may have slipped and administered two drops. This lasted for about 4 hrs today.I am not an MD so be careful when using atropine. At higher doses it can have some unpleaseant side effects like heart arrythmias and dizziness etc.
What a blessing to go the whole day without throwing up. Hope this works for others.