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What is Salagen?

Salagen tablets contain the drug called pilocarpine, and also contain the inactive ingredients: stearic acid, cellulosehydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, shellac, ethanol, synthetic black iron oxide, N-butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ethylene glycol monoethyl ether, lecithin, methyl alcohol, and carnauba wax.


How do Salagen Tablets Work?

Depending on your condition, your doctor has prescribed Salagen tablets to restore comfort to your dry mouth and/or your dry eyes. Salagen tablets cause your salivary glands and your tear glands to make more of your natural saliva and tears. If you have a dry mouth, Salagen tablets will make your mouth feel less dry, you will have less pain in your mouth, it will be easier to talk, chew, swallow, and wear dentures, and you will not need to drink as much water or other liquids that help to keep your mouth wet. If you have dry eyes, Salagen tablets will make your eyes feel less dry, you will have less burning, itching, and redness, and you will not need to use as much artificial tears or other liquids that help keep your eyes moist.


Why Do You Need Saliva?

Saliva is not water. Most of your saliva is produced by 3 major pairs of salivary glands, all located in and around your mouth. Saliva contains many important ingredients such as proteins, enzymes and minerals which protect your teeth, gums and mouth. Each person needs adequate amounts of saliva to:

  • control the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi which lead to infections and tooth decay

  • clean the mouth of food

  • continually rinse the teeth with minerals to keep them strong and prevent cavities

  • lubricate the mouth and throat to make speaking, chewing, and swallowing easier

  • dissolve foods and let you taste them better

  • provide enzymes that help you digest your food


Why Do You Need Tears?

Like saliva, tears are not water. Most of your tears are produced by your major tear glands located in the inside upper part of your eyelids. Tears contain many important ingredients such as proteins and enzymes which protect your eye and the surrounding soft tissues. Each person needs adequate amounts of tears to:

  • prevent and control the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi which lead to infections

  • lubricate and protect the surface of the eye

  • rinse and clean the eye of foreign objects


What Should Your Doctor Know Before You Start Taking Salagen Tablets?

You doctor needs to know:

  • If you have ever had any problem with:

    • asthma

    • allergy to pilocarpine, or any other ingredient in this formulation (see What is Salagen?, above),

    • heart (e.g., abnormal heartbeat, heart failure)

    • blood pressure (e.g., high blood pressure, low blood pressure)

    • lungs (e.g., difficulty breathing, bronchitis, emphysema)

    • liver (e.g., hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver disease)

    • eyes or vision (e.g., blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, glaucoma, iritis)

    • stomach (e.g., frequent heartburn or indigestion, ulcers)

    • kidneys (e.g., difficulty urinating, kidney failure, kidney stones)

    • gallbladder (e.g., gall stones)

    • nervous system (e.g., confusion, tremors, psychiatric illness)

    Some medical problems may get worse while you are taking Salagen tablets. Your doctor will tell you if he or she wants you to take Salagen tablets.

  • if you are pregnant, if you become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding your baby. Your doctor will tell you if he or she wants you to take Salagen tablets.

  • if you are taking, or if you begin taking, any other medicines, even medicines you buy without a prescription. Some medicines may interfere with each other in your body.


How and When Should You Take Salagen Tablets?

Take Salagen tablets exactly as your doctor tells you.

Most people take Salagen 3 or 4 times a day, however, your doctor may recommend a reduced dosage if you suffer from liver or kidney problems. Salagen tablets can be taken with or without food. Usually, you would take 1 tablet about the same time every day with something you do regularly—for example 1 tablet around breakfast, another around lunch, and another around your evening meal or at bedtime. This will help you remember each dose.

Do not chew or bite on the tablet.

Do not take more than 2 tablets at a time or more than 6 tablets/day unless your doctor tells you.


What if You Forget to Take a Dose of Salagen Tablets?

If you miss a dose of Salagen, just take the next dose when you normally would.


How Long Will Salagen Take for Salagen Tablets to Work?

How well and how quickly Salagen tablets work varies from person to person. It depends on your individual condition, and how long you have had a dry mouth and/or dry eyes. You may start to feel relief of your dry mouth and/or dry eyes within a week of starting Salagen tablets, or it could take 3 months or longer.

For best results, you should do the following:

  • help your doctor find the right dose for you;

  • give it enough time to work.

If your dry mouth and/or dry eyes do not start to feel better after 1 week, do not stop taking your tablets—tell your doctor. Your doctor may decide to adjust your dose. Take Salagen tablets exactly as your doctor tells you. Ask your doctor when he or she wants to see you for a check-up. If at that time your dry mouth and/or dry eyes is still not starting to feel better, tell your doctor. He or she may decide to adjust your dose again.


How Long Will You Have to Take Salagen Tablets?

This depends on your condition. You may need to take Salagen tablets for a long period of time to keep from having a dry mouth and/or dry eyes.


What Are The Possible Side Effects for Salagen When Taking Salagen?

Some people have unwanted effects from this medicine. Remember, medicines affect different people in different ways. Just because side effects have occurred in other people does not mean you will get them.

Most side effects that could occur have been generally mild or of moderate intensity. The possible side effects are:

  • mild to moderate sweating,

  • chills,

  • nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting,

  • diarrhea,

  • passing urine more often,

  • problems with digestion,

  • vision abnormalities,

  • dizziness,

  • runny eyes,

  • runny nose,

  • headache,

  • flushing (redness in face).

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.


What Precautions Should You Take?

There are some things you and your doctor need to be aware of so that you can use Salagen safely.

Some people find Salagen tablets affect their vision. Make sure you know how this medicine affects you before you do dangerous activities at night or in low light (example: drive a car or use machines).

Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms where you:

  • feel weak and have to lie down

  • feel confused, agitated, or very depressed

  • get very red, swollen or painful eyes

  • get chest pain, a rapid heartbeat, or your pulse races

  • have difficulty breathing

  • get a skin rash

  • get severe pain in your stomach or abdomen

  • collapse

  • find side effects of the following continue, bother you, or are not easily explained. These include: mild to moderate sweating, chills, nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting, diarrhea, passing urine more often, constipation, problems with digestion, vision abnormalities, dizziness, runny eyes, runny nose, headache, flushing (redness in face).


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