Table 1

Effects of cevimeline gargle in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome

Patients*AgeSexSaxon test (g/2 min)
Corticosteroid irrigation†After cevimeline gargle (% increase)Improvement in dry mouth‡
BeforeAfter
*These patients with Sjögren’s syndrome were refractory to corticosteroid irrigation; †corticosteroid irrigation was performed as described previously1; ‡judged by verbal inquiry after cevimeline gargle.
173F0.330.160.45 (181)(+)
261F0.580.120.45 (275)(+)
371F1.801.601.81 (13)(++)
458F0.400.100.06 (−40)(−)
538F0.620.140.17 (21)(−)