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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of pilocarpine oral.

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20 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
2/13/2015 10:52:55 PM

Reviewer: P J, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Pilocarpine did not help me at all. There was a slight increase in my saliva production but I still had to sip water with each bite of solid food in order to swallow. I had used Evoxac for years and had great results. When Pilocarpine came on the market my insurance would not cover the Evoxac unless I got preapproval, ie...almost an act of congress...A written request to the insurance company f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
10/9/2014 1:46:44 PM

Reviewer: Dawn G., 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I seen a change in my dry mouth/dry eyes. I often forget to take it before meals so take it right after. I was quite surprised at how much I sweat. I go through periods of random sweat episodes all night and day. No other side effects have happened. Over all I am happy it is helping with my dry mouth and eyes.

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
7/5/2014 5:39:16 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This medicine works beautifully- no more dry mouth or eyes; however, the sweating episode that starts about 1/2 hour after taking each (of 4 pills a day), is an awful side effect. If I could just reduce the sweating, this would be the 'perfect' medicine!

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
2/25/2013 8:44:04 AM

Reviewer: boo123, 65-74 (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
little dryness

Condition: Dry Mouth Secondary to Sjogren's Syndrome
8/25/2012 2:16:43 PM

Reviewer: brunhilda, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Salagen works OK, that is, it helps me most of the time. The problem is they need to make an extended release version. I find that after about 3 hours my mouth is getting dry again. The way I use it is to take 5mg every three hours which ends up being 5x day. Obviously a pain in the neck. It also seriously increases the urge to urinate frequently which is another inconvenience.

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