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Salagen 5 mg Tab | Salagen 7.5 mg Tab | Salagen 325 mg Tab


Common Brand Name(s): Salagen
Phonetic Pronunciation: (pie-low-KAR-peen)
Information last revised May 2010

What does PILOCARPINE-ORAL look like?

Act28370pilocarpine 7.5 mg Tab
Rox00560pilocarpine 5 mg Tab
Eis07750Salagen 7.5 mg Tab


This medication is used to treat symptoms of dry mouth due to a certain immune disease (Sjogren's syndrome) or from saliva gland damage due to radiation treatments of the head/neck for cancer. Pilocarpine belongs to a class of drugs known as cholinergic agonists. It works by stimulating certain nerves to increase the amount of saliva you produce, making it easier and more comfortable to speak and swallow.
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