Evoxac and Alcohol
Evoxac generic name cevimeline is a drug that increases the secretions of the saliva and sweat glands of the body and is used to treat dry mouth in people afflicted with dry mouth. It may also be used for other purposes.
Do not use Evoxac if you are allergic to this drug or if you have untreated or uncontrolled asthma, glaucoma or an eye condition called iritis or uveitis.
It is suggested that you discuss your consumption of alcohol with your physician as it may greatly increase the side effects of the drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug it is suggested that you advise your physician if you have heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, angina, history of heart attack, high blood pressure, asthma, chronic bronchitis, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or a history of kidney or gallstones.
Less serious side effects are blurred vision, dry eyes, excessive sweating, salivating, drooling, runny or stuffy nose, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, dry mouth, muscle pain, vaginal itching or discharge. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are short of breath, wheezing, tight chest, chest pain, uneven heart rate, severe stomach pain on the right side extending up to the shoulder, nausea, vomiting, bloating, fever, chills, jaundice, swelling of hands or feet, eye pain or drainage, fever, ear ache, flu symptoms or white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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