Salagen

What is Salagen?

Pilocarpine is a drug used to treat dry mouth and glaucoma. It is a parasympathomimetic alkaloid obtained from the leaves of tropical American shrubs from the genus Pilocarpus. It is a non-selective muscarinic receptor agonist in the parasympathetic nervous system, which acts therapeutically at the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3 due to its topical application, e.g., in glaucoma and xerostomia.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

Questions and answers on "Salagen"

my salagen which i take three a day stopped working can i increase dose from 5mg are get a request for...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

salagen can be increased from 5mg tds to 10 mg tds. It should...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Dr, I have been diagnosed with sjogrens and they put me on hydroxychlor 200mg which is the generic for plaquenil and I have been on it for a month...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

First, the yeast infection is not a complication of Plaquenil rather it is due to Sjogren's in which yeast infections are common and Plaquenil...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Health resources related to Salagen

Recent questions on Salagen


Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Lab Tests
Related Medical Topics