Drug Causes of Sjogren's Syndrome
Medicines and Dryness
Certain drugs can contribute to eye and mouth
dryness. If you take any of the drugs listed below, ask your
doctor whether they could be causing symptoms. However, don't stop
taking them without asking your doctor--he or she may already have
adjusted the dose to help protect you against drying side effects
or chosen a drug that's least likely to cause dryness.
Drugs that can cause dryness include
(Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Sjögren's Syndrome: NIAMS
About medication causes:
Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or
substance may be the real cause of the disease.
Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances
may possibly be underlying causes of Sjogren's Syndrome.
Side effects of medications, or exposure
to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition.
Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Sjogren's Syndrome
but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause.
For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue,
see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.