SJÖGREN’S Syndrome, Dry Mouth, and Cevimeline Medication

This publication is a continuation of a discussion about medication to help Sjögren’s Syndrome patients. Sjögren’s Syndrome is a condition of the immune system that causes dryness of the eyes, mouth and vagina. It also can cause chronic fatigue, chronic pain and organ failure. Sjögren’s Syndrome affects more the 4 million people in the United States and 90% are women.

We previously discussed the use of pilocarpine. Today, we will share the information on cevimeline. Cevimeline (Evoxac) – Is in a class of medications called cholinergic agonists. Cevimeline increases the amount of saliva from salivary glands in the mouth. It increases the ability to chew food effectively, smile better, improved speaking, communicate better, play musical instruments, and general mouth comfort (for the soft tissues and food won’t stick to your teeth). Cevimeline is taken via prescription in tablet form 3 times per day.

It is prudent to weigh known side effects to balance the relative risks of taking cevimeline:
Nausea issues
Vomiting issues
Diarrhea issues
Hot flashes
Vision issues
Sleep issues
Pregnancy issues
Interactions with other medications
Sweating issues
Difficulty breathing

Also, cevimeline may affect dental surgery such as dental implants. “People with Sjögren’s Syndrome and dry mouth may be more prone to getting cavities,” says Dr. Joseph Kravitz., Rockville, Maryland dentist. You can learn how to prevent cavities for the Sjögren’s Syndrome and dry mouth patient by picking up secrets from my book, Dirty Mouth.

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~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach