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  • Pilocarpine Oral

  • Pilocarpine Oral

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    Pronounced

    "pie-low-KAR-peen"

    Common brand names:

    Salagen

    Uses

    This medication is used to treat symptoms of dry mouth due to a certain immune disease (Sjogren's syndrome) or from saliva gland damage due to radiation treatments of the head/neck for cancer. Pilocarpine belongs to a class of drugs known as cholinergic agonists. It works by stimulating certain nerves to increase the amount of saliva you produce, making it easier and more comfortable to speak and swallow.

    How to Use This Medication

    Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 3-4 times daily, or as directed by your doctor.

    To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

    Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you have liver problems, your doctor may direct you to start taking this drug only twice daily. The usual maximum adult dose is 30 milligrams each day.

    Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

    You may continue to drink water or use saliva substitutes as needed for moisture in your mouth.

    You may start to feel some benefit in 1 to 2 weeks. However, it may take up to 3 months to feel the full benefit. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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