Lower-cost generic available

Salagen

(Pilocarpine)

Lower-cost generic available
  • Eye drops
  • Head and neck cancer - Radiation-induced xerostomia Raised intraocular pressure Sjögren's syndrome - Xerostomia
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lowers eye pressure

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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.

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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Common concerns from people taking Salagen (Pilocarpine)

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