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Evoxac®

Brand Name: Evoxac®
Active Ingredient:   cevimeline hydrochloride
Strength(s): 30mg
Dosage Form(s):   Capsule
Company Name:    SnowBrand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Availability:         Prescription only
*Date Approved by FDA:   January 11, 2000
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.




What is Evoxac used for? Evoxac is used to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Who should not take Evoxac?

You should not take Evoxac if you have:

  • Uncontrolled asthma
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma or inflammation of the iris

Special Warnings for Evoxac:

If you have any of the following conditions, your health care provider will evaluate you to decide if Evoxac is right for you:

  • History of heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Kidney problems

General Precautions with Evoxac:

  • Use caution when driving at night or performing other hazardous activities in reduced lighting because Evoxac can cause blurred vision and changes in depth perception.
  • If you sweat excessively while taking Evoxac drink extra water and tell your health care provider.

What should I tell my doctor or health care provider? 

  • Because certain medications may interact with Evoxac, review ALL medications that you take with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription.
  • Tell your health care provider if you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding

What are some possible side effects of Evoxac? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Evoxac. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • More frequent urination

For more detailed information about Evoxac, ask your health care provider.

http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2000/20989lbl.pdf    Link to Evoxac's Labeling

Posted: 6/7/00
Updated: 8/2/00

 

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source: FDA


last update: December 2004





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