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Sjögren’s Syndrome Treatment Information
Several types of treatment are available for people with Sjögren’s syndrome. Options include:
- Dry eye preparations. Artificial tears are sold in over-the-counter and prescription versions. Other ointments and topical anti-inflammatory agents are also available.
- Punctal occlusion. In this procedure, a physician blocks the tear ducts in order to keep tears on the eye’s surface.
- Saliva substitutes. These agents reduce oral symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome by mimicking some of the properties of saliva.
- Dry mouth medications. Certain drugs can stimulate the salivary glands.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications are available in over-the-counter and prescription versions and can reduce joint and muscle pain.
- Corticosteroids. Synthetic hormones such as prednisone may quell inflammation that poses a risk to the lungs, kidneys, blood vessels or other body systems.
- Immune suppressants. These medications may help to prevent organ damage from Sjögren’s syndrome.
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Sjögren’s Syndrome Support Services
Learn more about Sjögren’s syndrome by visiting the following websites:
A Sampling of Sjögren’s Syndrome Support Services
American College of Rheumatology
This organization, representing rheumatologists and other rheumatology professionals, offers information on Sjögren’s syndrome and numerous other autoimmune disorders.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
This U.S. government agency offers an informative guide to Sjögren’s syndrome.
Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
This nonprofit group focuses on Sjögren’s syndrome-related research and education.