Pilocarpine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Pilocarpine?

(pye loe KAR peen)

• This medicine is used to treat dry mouth.

• This medicine is used to treat glaucoma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Be careful in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals,...

 
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