cevimeline - oral, Evoxac
GENERIC NAME: CEVIMELINE - ORAL (seh-VIMM-eh-leen)
BRAND NAME(S): Evoxac
USES: This medication is used to treat symptoms of dry mouth due to a certain immune disease (Sjogren's syndrome). 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.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.You may continue to drink water or use saliva substitutes as needed for moisture in your mouth.You may start to feel some benefit in 1 to 2 weeks. However, it may take up to 6 weeks to feel the full benefit. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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