This article 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. 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, smile, speak, communicate, play musical instruments, and general mouth comfort (for the soft tissues won’t stick to your teeth). Cevimeline is taking via prescription in tablet form 3x per day.
Known side effects to weigh the relative risk of taking cevimeline:
- hot flashes
- vision issues
- sleep issues
- affects pregnancy
- interactions with other medications
- difficulty breathing
Also, cevimeline may affect dental surgery such as dental implants.
People with Sjögren’s Syndrome may be more prone to getting cavities. You can learn how to prevent cavities for the Sjögren’s Syndrome patient by picking up secrets from my book, Dirty Mouth.
Also, if you have uncomfortable dentures, check out our process to restore your mouth comfortably with 3 Minute Implant™. No more brown cavities. No more sore spots. No more dentures. For more information about dental implants for the Sjögren’s Syndrome patient, feel free to contact our team.
All the best,
Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC