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Salagen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- What are the possible side effects of pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- How should I take pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Salagen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Salagen)?
- What should I avoid while taking pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- What other drugs will affect pilocarpine (Salagen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Salagen)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of pilocarpine unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if I overdose (Salagen)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a pilocarpine overdose may include headache, hallucinations, visual disturbances, sweating, chest pain, abnormal heart rate, abnormal blood pressure, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, or confusion.
What should I avoid while taking pilocarpine (Salagen)?
Pilocarpine may cause changes in vision, especially at night. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. If you experience changes in vision, avoid these activities.
Dehydration may be more likely to occur during treatment with pilocarpine, due to increased sweating. Use caution when exercising and when exposed to hot weather. Drink plenty of fluid to maintain adequate hydration.
What other drugs will affect pilocarpine (Salagen)?
Before taking pilocarpine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- a heart or blood pressure medication;
- a seizure medication;
- a medication for Parkinson's disease or other medications for muscle control;
- an antihistamine or allergy medications;
- a medication for motion sickness;
- an antidepressant or antipsychotic medication; or
- a medication for stomach problems.
You may not be able to take pilocarpine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here also interact with pilocarpine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about pilocarpine written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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