Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL) is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of dry mouth. In which it due to a certain immune disease called Sjogren’s syndrome. It is an autoimmune disease. It means your immune system attacks parts of your own body by mistake. This condition attacks the glands that make tears and saliva. It causes a dry mouth and dry eyes.
How does Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL) work?
Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL) is a cholinergic agonist which binds to muscarinic receptors. Sufficient dosage of Muscarinic agonists can increase secretion of the exocrine glands. Those are salivary and sweat glands. It may also increase the tone of the smooth muscle tissue in the urinary tracts and gastrointestinal.
This medication is absorbed quickly for about 1.5-2 hours. The absorption rate is decreased when administered with food.
Why use Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL)?
Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL) belongs to the class of medications known as cholinergic agonists. This comes as a 30 mg tablet for oral use. Each tablet contains Cevimeline HCL as an active ingredient. It is a white to off white crystalline powder. This medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL)?
This drug is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Usually, it is taken 3 times a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Take it at the same time each day. You may continue to drink water or use saliva substitutes as needed for moisture in your mouth. Use this regularly to get the most benefit from it.
You may begin to feel some benefit in 1-2 weeks. But, it may take up until 6 weeks to feel the full benefit. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
What are the side-effects of Evoxac (Cevimeline HCL)?
- Increased sweating
- Dry mouth
- Stuffy nose
- Excessive salivation
Call for medical help if there are signs of an allergic reaction:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face, lips, throat, or tongue
Warnings and Precautions
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have allergies. This drug may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- You should not share this medication with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
- This is used only when clearly needed for pregnant women. If you are breastfeeding women, talk with your doctor first. Discuss the risks and benefits of this drug.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place.