Along with the visual displays of drooling, Chronic Severe Drooling can also cause other health issues for your child, including4:
Chronic Severe Drooling is uncomfortable for your child, and the constant wetness alongside their bib
could cause poor social interactions at school, and even lead to bullying in some instances. This could
cause your child to feel down about themselves, which should never be a concern.
Although you raise your child not to care about what other people think, anything you can do
to help them stay confident and feel independent is a good thing to consider.
You can talk to any of the following health care professionals
specializing in CP to gather more information4:
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills
(the skill to move in a planned and purposeful way). CP usually is caused by brain
damage that happens before or during a baby's birth, or during the first 3 to 5
years of a child's life. Drooling is a common problem for children that have CP.4,5
Doctors will often tell you to use a handkerchief, towel, or bib around your child’s neck to help handle the wetness drool causes. While these may help your child cope with the wetness, there is a medication available to help treat/manage the drool.
Cerebral palsy is a difficult disease, and unfortunately, there is a lot that you can't control. However, chronic severe drooling is one thing that you can make a positive impact on. Chronic Severe Drooling doesn’t have to be a part of who your child is.
CUVPOSA is a prescription medication to help reduce chronic severe drooling in children aged 3 to 16 years with neurologic conditions that cause too much (abnormal) drooling.
Read this Medication Guide before your child starts receiving CUVPOSA® and each time you get a refill as there may be new information. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more:
Uses Cuvposa is a prescription medicine used in children aged 3 to 16 years with medical conditions that cause too much (abnormal) drooling.
blocks the receptors in the salivary glands that are responsible for saliva production
Do not give CUVPOSA to anyone who:
CUVPOSA can cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of CUVPOSA include:
CUVPOSA may cause sleepiness or blurred vision. Do not drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities while taking CUVPOSA.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of CUVPOSA. For more information, talk to your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor if your child:
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines that your child takes, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicine may affect the way CUVPOSA works, and CUVPOSA may affect how some other medicines work.
Inactive Ingredients citric acid, glycerin, natural and artificial cherry flavor, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, saccharin sodium, sodium citrate, sorbital solution, and purified water.