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Generic name: cevimeline [se-vi-ME-leen]
Drug class: Cholinergic agonists

What is Evoxac?

Evoxac can be used to treat dry lips and other conditions not listed in this guide.

Side effects of Evoxac

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Evoxac can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • You may experience severe pain on your side, lower back, or stomach.
  • Vomiting;
  • Heart rate can be fast, slow, or uneven.
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you could pass out.
  • Dehydration symptoms: feeling very thirsty, hot, or unable to urinate. Heavy sweating or hot and dried skin.

Evoxac can cause the following side effects:

  • Increased sweating
  • Excessive salivation, drooling;
  • Nausea, diarrhea;
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Stuffy nose.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contact the FDA by dialing 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report side effects.

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Evoxac should not be taken if you suffer from uncontrolled asthma, hypertension, or a condition of the eye called iritis or uveitis.

Before you take this drug

Evoxac should not be taken if:

  • Uncontrolled or untreated asthma;
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma (also called narrow-angle glaucoma) is a condition that affects the eyeball.
  • A condition of the eye called iritis or uveitis

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that Evoxac will be safe for you:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Heart disease or chest pain.
  • A heart rhythm disorder.
  • Hypertension
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • A history of renal stones, or gallstones

This medicine is not known to harm an unborn child.Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.It is unknown if cevimeline can pass into breast milk or if it will harm a baby who is nursing. This medicine should not be taken while breastfeeding.Evoxac cannot be used by anyone under the age of 18.

How to take Evoxac?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration of Evoxac. Evoxac should not be taken in higher or lower doses or for longer than prescribed.Take Evoxac with plenty of fluids. It will keep your kidneys functioning properly and prevent dehydration.Evoxac should be taken three times per day. Dosage instructions should be followed by your doctor.Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as you recall, take the missed dose. If your next scheduled dosage is approaching, skip the missed dose. You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.Overdose symptoms include headaches, vision problems, and confusion. They may also include sweating, tremors or shivering, nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and irregular heartbeats.

What should be avoided?

Evoxac can cause blurred vision, and it may affect your thinking or reaction. You should be careful when driving or doing anything else that requires you to have clear vision and to be alert.Avoid overheating or dehydration during exercise or in hot weather. Evoxac may cause you to sweat less and be more susceptible to heat stroke.

Interaction with other drug

Tell your doctor if you are taking any new medications or if you will stop taking any of your current ones.

  • Antifungal or antibacterial medicine
  • Antidepressants are a type of medication.
  • Antiviral medicines to treat hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.
  • Heart or blood pressure medications

This list is incomplete. Cevimeline may interact with other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This medication guide does not list all possible interactions.