Salagenand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Pilocarpine Hydrochloride
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Salagen Drug Information
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Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Drug Information
Salagen 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 Salagen
Take Salagen 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 Salagen at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Dosage of Salagen is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you have liver problems, your doctor may direct you to start taking Salagen only twice daily. The usual maximum adult dose is 30 milligrams each day. Take Salagen 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.
Before taking Salagen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Salagen may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Salagen, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), certain eye conditions (such as night blindness, acute iritis, narrow-angle glaucoma), heart disease (such as chest pain, heart failure, heart attack, slow heartbeat), low or high blood pressure, liver problems, gallbladder disease (such as gallstones), kidney stones, mental/mood disorders (such as depression, psychoses, thinking/understanding problems like dementia, Alzheimer's), stomach problems (such as chronic heartburn, ulcer). Salagen may make you dizzy or cause vision problems, especially at night. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision, especially at night, until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). If pilocarpine makes you sweat heavily, drink plenty of fluids so that you do not become dehydrated. If you are unable to drink enough fluids, talk with your doctor right away. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Caution is advised when using Salagen in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dizziness, diarrhea, and increased urge to urinate. During pregnancy, Salagen should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Salagen passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Salagen, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with Salagen. While using Salagen, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.beta blockers (such as propranolol, metoprolol). Pilocarpine may cause drugs with "drying" effects (some antihistamines, anticholinergics such as certain drugs for asthma, over-active bladder, and Parkinson's) to work less well. Examples of affected drugs include chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, atropine, belladonna alkaloids, benztropine, ipratropium, and tolterodine. These medications can also worsen dry mouth, causing pilocarpine to work less well. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that could have a drying effect. Ask your pharmacist for more details. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share this list with your doctor and pharmacist to lessen your risk for serious medication problems.
Salagen Side Effects
What are Salagen side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Salagen may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Salagen as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Salagen
The side effects of Salagen may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Salagen. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Salagen may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Salagen, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Salagen.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Salagen, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Salagen and the side effects associated with Salagen are described in the following:
Common Salagen Side Effects
Less Frequent Salagen Side Effects
Rare or Very Rare Salagen Side Effects
- visual changes
- headache disorder
- voice change
- increased urinary frequency
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