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A Sjögren’s patient’s treatment path should be decided on a case-by-case basis after the potential benefits and side-effects are weighed by patients and their healthcare providers. Since Sjögren’s affects each patient differently, a personalized plan should be developed by you and your physician, dentist, eye care provider and other specialists about how to treat your various symptoms.

In some cases, lifestyle changes can help certain symptoms such as fatigue and gastro-intestinal reflux, and over-the-counter products can help alleviate symptoms such as dryness. Sjögren’s patients are often managed with a combination of management strategies, over-the-counter products and prescription drugs. Most patients will need prescription medications at some point in their disease course to help control their disease and reduce the potential for complications.

A number of different medications are available that can be used to manage symptoms. Currently, no single medication has been conclusively proven to slow the progression of Sjögren’s or treat all aspects of the disease.   

Prescription Treatments

Below are a few of the prescription treatments available, but by no means is this an exhaustive list. Talk to your physician for more information.