Pilocarpine treats dry mouth for those with certain conditions or those receiving radiation of the head or neck. Also treats glaucoma. May cause you to sweat.
Pilocarpine is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of dry mouth for those with certain conditions. Pilocarpine also treats glaucoma and high pressure in the eyes.
Pilocarpine belongs to a group of medications called cholinergic agonists. These work by increasing the amount of saliva in the mouth.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken 2 to 4 times a day, with or without food.
Pilocarpine also comes in a solution and is usually administered in the eye up to four times a day.
Common side effects of pilocarpine include sweating, nausea, dizziness, and visual disturbances. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how pilocarpine affects you.
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Pilocarpine Brand Names
Pilocarpine may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Pilocarpine Drug Class
Pilocarpine is part of the drug class: