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 49 23
Dryness 9 3
Dry mouth 4 5
Sjogrens syndrome 4 2
Treat side effects of another treatment 2 0
Chorea movements 1 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 4
Moderate 4
Mild 5
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cevimeline

Side effect Patients
Sweating increased 4
Sweating 2
Difficulty sleeping through night 1
Flushing 1
Heavy sensation in legs 1
Hot flashes 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cevimeline

Dosage Patients
30 mg three times daily 9
30 mg twice daily 1
90 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cevimeline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 7
Expense 5
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 16 patients who’ve stopped taking Cevimeline

Duration

Currently taking Cevimeline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Cevimeline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 4
$25-49 6
< $25 7
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cevimeline after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pilocarpine (Salagen) 6

Patients stopped taking Cevimeline and switched to:

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

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venicequeen
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venicequeen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F46y
FM:15y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See venicequeen's full Cevimeline history

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Feb 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sjogren's Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Difficulty sleeping through night, Hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
asherah20
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asherah20
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: b
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See asherah20's full Cevimeline history

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sjogrens 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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