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Arthritis Today

Cevimeline

 

Drug Class:

Cholinergics

Brand Names

Evoxac


Dosages

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30 mg three times a day.


Potential Side Effects

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Changes in heart rate (rare); diarrhea; excessive sweating; nausea; problems with night vision; stuffy nose.


Special Instructions

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  • Taking this medicine after a meal may help reduce side effects.
  • Allow several weeks of uninterrupted treatment before improvement is noticed.

Be Aware

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  • Do not take if you have uncontrolled asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), significant cardiovascular disease, acute iritis or narrow-angle glaucoma. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you take beta blockers. Use caution when driving at night.

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