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Sjögren’s Syndrome

Symptoms and Treatments

 

 

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Most Common
Side Effects

     
Prescription Drugs  
   

Pilocarpine
hydrochloride
(Salagen®)

Improves dry mouth symptoms in patients with Sjögren’s Sweating, nausea, shiver, dizziness headache, flushing, urinary frequency, nausea, tiredness, hypertension.
     

Anetholtrithione
(Sialor®)

Stimulate
saliva secretion

Soft feces, yellow urine.


Over-the-Counter Products
 
     
Dry Mouth:
   
     

Mouth Kote Oral Moisturizer®

Biotene Oral Balance
Moisturizing Gel®
Biotene Dry
Mouth Gum®
Biotene Dry
Mouth Toothpaste®
Biotene Dry
Mouth Mouthwash®

Saliva substitute, alleviate dry mouth No significant side effects observed.

Dry eyes:    
     

Artificial tears®

Provide tear-like lubrication Mild stinging, temporary blurred vision.

Scleroderma Medications Guide (Canada)

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