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Can evoxac cause any serious illness ?

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Rajive Goel 17 Oct 2011

Evoxac is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of dry mouth in patients with Sjögren's Syndrome.

Some common side effects are: Sweating, nausea, runny nose, flushing, frequent urge to urinate, dizziness, weakness, diarrhea, and blurred vision may occur.

This medication may cause an increase in tears. This can be helpful if you have dry eyes.

Tell the doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, shakiness (tremor), fainting, lung problems (such as increased wheezing/cough/phlegm), mental/mood changes (such as confusion, agitation), severe stomach/abdominal pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking Evoxac (cevimeline), tell the doc/pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doc/pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), certain eye conditions (such as night blindness, acute iritis, narrow-angle glaucoma), heart disease (such as chest pain, heart failure, heart attack, slow heartbeat), low or high blood pressure, liver problems, gallbladder disease (such as gallstones), kidney stones, mental/mood disorders (such as depression, psychoses, thinking/understanding problems like dementia, Alzheimer's), stomach problems (such as chronic heartburn, ulcer).

Evoxac (Cevimeline) may make you dizzy and cause vision problems, especially at night. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision, especially at night, until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

If Evoxac (cevimeline) makes you sweat heavily, drink plenty of fluids so that you do not become dehydrated.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

In case of pregnancy or breastfeeding please seek advice of a doc/pharmacist before you take the med.

Take care, best wishes!

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