Salagen is a prescription medication that is used for dry mouth caused by Sjogren’s syndrome or from saliva gland damage caused by radiation treatments. Salagen contains pilocarpine and works by stimulating certain nerves to increase your saliva production.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Salagen include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of pilocarpine.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Salagen?
If you miss a dose of Salagen, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Salagen?
Both Salagen and the generic alternative pilocarpine are available in a strength of 5mg.