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Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
7/5/2014 5:39:16 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This medicine works beautifully- no more dry mouth or eyes; however, the sweating episode that starts about 1/2 hour after taking each (of 4 pills a day), is an awful side effect. If I could just reduce the sweating, this would be the 'perfect' medicine!

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
2/25/2013 8:44:04 AM

Reviewer: boo123, 65-74 (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
little dryness

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
8/25/2012 2:16:43 PM

Reviewer: brunhilda, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Salagen works OK, that is, it helps me most of the time. The problem is they need to make an extended release version. I find that after about 3 hours my mouth is getting dry again. The way I use it is to take 5mg every three hours which ends up being 5x day. Obviously a pain in the neck. It also seriously increases the urge to urinate frequently which is another inconvenience.

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
9/29/2011 3:06:29 PM

Reviewer: ToniMinFlorida, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm currently taking 1-5mg tablet 3x daily. It's almost immediately effective and has improved my life immeasureably. The SS makes swallowing and speaking nearly impossible. The only negatives are the times between doses as they've worn off and the "drying times" return. It's my plan to seek either more frequent dosing or some other change so the dryness relieving eff ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
7/29/2011 10:33:27 PM

Reviewer: maryfran07, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
If I take the dosage Dr. gave me 5mg 4 x day, I'm soaked with sweat and feel like I could choke on my own saliva. It actually run out my mouth. Broke tablets in half and only take 2 x day. I stopped and would wake up with my tongue and mouth so dry I thought I would choke, had to take tiny sips of ware to make mough wet.

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