Cevimeline for Sjögren's Syndrome
Evoxac is given orally as a 30 mg capsule. Dosages vary from 1 to 3 capsules a day.
How It Works
Cevimeline stimulates the moisture-producing glands to increase saliva and tear production over a sustained period of time.
Why It Is Used
Cevimeline is used to treat symptoms of dry mouth and eyes caused by Sjögren's syndrome.
You should not take cevimeline if you have:
How Well It Works
Studies show that cevimeline improves symptoms of dry mouth and eyes.1
Side effects from cevimeline may include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Talk to your doctor before taking cevimeline if you have:
If you are breast-feeding, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking cevimeline.
Before taking cevimeline, review with your doctor all medicines that you take, both prescription and nonprescription.
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