Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Salagen

Descriptions


Pilocarpine tablets are used to treat dryness of the mouth and throat caused by a decrease in the amount of saliva that may occur after radiation treatment for cancer of the head and neck or in patients with Sjogren's syndrome. This medicine may help you speak without having to sip liquids. It may also help with chewing, tasting, and swallowing. This medicine may reduce your need for other oral comfort agents, such as hard candy, sugarless gum, or artificial saliva agents.

Pilocarpine may also be used to treat dryness of the eyes caused by Sjogren's syndrome

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet