Salagen (Pilocarpine) is used to treat dry mouth. Salagen (Pilocarpine) works by stimulating the nervous system causing it to increase the amount of saliva that is secreted in the mouth.
Salagen (Pilocarpine) may cause changes in vision, especially at night. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. If you experience changes in vision, avoid these activities. Dehydration may be more likely to occur during treatment with Salagen (pilocarpine), due to increased sweating. Use caution when exercising and when exposed to hot weather. Drink plenty of fluid to maintain adequate hydration.
Salagen (Pilocarpine) may cause a change in your vision, increased sweating, dizziness, headache, runny nose, nausea, redness of face, chills or increased urge to urinate. These side effects are not so serious, however if they are bothersome you should consult your doctor. If you experience any of the following uncommon serious side effects when taking Salgen (Pilocarpine) you should stop talking the medication and consult your doctor as soon as possible. These include: difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeats, eye pain, confusion or changes in mental behaviour, or if you develop an allergic reaction to the medication.