What is Cevimeline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Evoxac

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Cevimeline is a prescription product that is used to treat the symptoms of dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sjogren's syndrome 54 28
Dryness 10 4
Dry mouth 4 5
Systemic lupus erythematosus 2 1
Treat side effects of another treatment 2 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 5
Mild 7
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cevimeline

Side effect Patients
Sweating increased 4
Sweating 2
Diarrhea 1
Difficulty staying asleep 1
Excessive sinus drainage 1
Excessive sweating 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cevimeline

Dosage Patients
30 mg three times daily 11
30 mg twice daily 1
60 mg daily 1
90 mg daily 1
120 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cevimeline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 8
Expense 6
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 19 patients who've stopped taking Cevimeline

Duration

Currently taking Cevimeline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 6

Stopped taking Cevimeline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 4
$25-49 6
< $25 9
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cevimeline after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pilocarpine (Salagen) 7
Cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis) 1

Patients stopped taking Cevimeline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pilocarpine (Salagen) 2
Folic Acid (Folic Acid Prescription) 1
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 1
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Cevimeline

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Feb 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty staying asleep, sweating increased, hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: severe sweating, chills, nausea, lightheaded,

  • 0 helpful marks
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