Salagen

Active Ingredient(s): Pilocarpine
FDA Approved: * March 22, 1994
Pharm Company: * MGI PHARMA INC
Category: Vision / Eye Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Salagen Overview

Pilocarpine is a drug used to treat dry mouth and glaucoma. It is a parasympathomimetic alkaloid obtained from the leaves of tropical South American shrubs from the genus Pilocarpus. It is a non-selective muscarinic receptor agonist[2] in the parasympathetic nervous system, which acts therapeutically at the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3 due to its topical application,[3] e.g., in glaucoma and xerostomia. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of th...

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side effects of salagen taken by pill form
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is taking the pill form 5mg piolcarpine, 4 times a day the same as taking it by injection? ## Hi yolie, To my understanding, the answer to your question is no. Differences in the interval timing of your dosing as well as the absorption rate and how it's metabolized, would all likely be enough to render a different reaction to each form of administration. Additionally, different binders and fillers that are be present in the tablets may not necessarily be there in the form of an injection. Inactive ingredients in the tablet, the tablet's film coating, and polishing are: carnauba wax, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, titanium dioxide and more... I'm not sure what other ingredients might be found in the injection vs the tablet, but I can be sure that they...
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I have sjogrens and have extremely dry mouth. For the past 2years my doctor has had me drink pilocarpine opthalmic eye drops mixed with water. I has not worked at all. My teeth are starting to decay. I searched the net and found salagen. I went to another dr and got my 1st script of salagen today. Directions are 5mg 4 x day. I looked at some user reviews and some had terrible side effects. I also use biotene. I have to do something, I chock on my food and sometimes can't talk because my mouth is so dry. I know there is a newer drug but I don't have insurance. Any info would be extremely helpful. ## If I were to suggest anything that may be of help to you in the long run, it would be to detox your body and boost your immune system, by eating primarily fresh fruits and vegetables ...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pilocarpine
  • Gel: 4%
  • Insert, Extended Release: 20mcg/hr
  • Liquid: 0.25%, 0.5%, 2%, 3%, 4%
  • Solution: 0.25%, 0.5%, 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%, 6%, 8%
  • Tablet: 5mg, 7.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Salagen: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 62856-705 Salagen 5 mg Oral Tablet by Eisai Inc.
  • 62856-775 Salagen 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Eisai Inc.

Other drugs which contain Pilocarpine or a similar ingredient: (7 results)


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beginning salagen I have sjogrens and have extremely dry mouth. For the past 2years my doctor has had me drink pilocarpine opthalmic eye d... 1 reply
side effects of salagen taken by pill form is taking the pill form 5mg piolcarpine, 4 times a day the same as taking it by injection? ## Hi yolie, To my understand... 1 reply