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Evoxac (cevimeline) is a medication used to treat symptoms of dry mouth caused by Sjogren’s syndrome, a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person's white blood cells attack their moisture-secreting glands, causing reduced production of saliva and other fluids.
Cevimeline belongs to a class of drugs known as cholinergic agonists. It works by stimulating certain nerves to increase the amount of saliva you produce, making it easier and more comfortable to speak and swallow.
Evoxac is a cholinergic agonist that stimulates salivary glands to produce more saliva, helping to alleviate dry mouth. It comes in the form of hard gelatin capsules and is taken orally. However, Evoxac may not be suitable for everyone, and consult a healthcare professional to determine if it is the right treatment option for you.
Uses and Dosage
Evoxac is a tablet medication that should be taken by mouth, with or without food, usually three times a day, as directed by your doctor. To get the most benefit from the medication, it should be taken at the same times each day, and you may continue to drink water or use saliva substitutes as needed for moisture in your mouth. It may take up to six weeks to feel the full benefit, and if your condition persists or worsens, inform your doctor.
The recommended dosage for Evoxac is 30 mg taken by mouth three times a day. It is advised to take the medication at the same times each day, and with or without food. It may take up to six weeks to feel the full benefit of Evoxac. If the symptoms persist or worsen, patients should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Common Side Effects of Evoxac (Cevimeline Hcl):
- Blurred vision
- Excessive drooling
- Loss of appetite
- Runny nose
Serious Side Effects of Evoxac (Cevimeline Hcl):
- Chest pain
- Eye pain or discomfort
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
- Persistent cough
- Severe abdominal pain
Form and Strength
Evoxac (Cevimeline Hcl) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 30 mg
- Use caution when driving at night or in reduced light, as Evoxac can cause vision changes.
- Evoxac may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform a healthcare professional about any other medications being taken.
- It is not known whether Evoxac is safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare professional before taking Evoxac if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Evoxac may not be effective for everyone with Sjogren's syndrome, and a healthcare professional can provide more information about individual suitability for the medication.
- Use caution when taking Evoxac if there is a history of cardiovascular disease.
- Evoxac can cause excessive sweating, which may make dehydration more likely, so it is important to stay hydrated while taking the medication.
- Evoxac may cause nausea and diarrhea, so take caution if these symptoms occur and contact a healthcare professional if they persist or worsen.
- Use caution when taking Evoxac with alcohol or sedatives, as these substances can exacerbate the effects of the medication.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Evoxac effective for everyone with Sjogren's syndrome?
Evoxac may not be effective for everyone with Sjogren's syndrome, and a healthcare professional can provide more information about individual suitability for the medication.
How long does it take for Evoxac to start working?
The amount of time it takes for Evoxac to start working can vary depending on individual medical history and response to treatment.
Can Evoxac interact with other medications?
Yes, Evoxac can interact with other medications, so inform a healthcare professional about any other medications being taken.
Can Evoxac cure Sjogren's syndrome?
Evoxac cannot cure Sjogren's syndrome, but it can provide relief for symptoms associated with dry mouth. A healthcare professional can provide more information about the long-term management of Sjogren's syndrome.
It's important to purchase Evoxac from verified Canadian pharmacy.