Lower-cost generic availableClass: Ophthalmic

Salagen

(pilocarpine)

Lower-cost generic availableClass: Ophthalmic
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lowers eye pressure

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Our bottom line

A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may prevent the onset of glaucoma.

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Upsides

  • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
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Downsides

  • pilocarpine causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
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How it works

pilocarpine increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.

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Used for
  • Head and neck cancer - Radiation-induced xerostomia Raised intraocular pressure Sjögren's syndrome - Xerostomia
  • Mucositis following chemotherapy; Prophylaxis Sjögren's syndrome - Xerophthalmia
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
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Common concerns from people taking Salagen (pilocarpine)

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