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What is Salagen Prescribed to Treat?

Salagen may be prescribed if you have a condition called Sjogren's syndrome, which creates severe dryness in the mouth and eyes. As a cholinergic agonist, Salagen or generic Pilocarpine mimics the actions of acetylcholine, an important chemical in the cholinergic transmission process. Stimulation of the cholinergic system affects a number of important bodily functions including; vasodilation, constriction of pupils in the eyes, secretion of sweat, saliva and tears, mucus secretion in the respiratory tract and constriction of bronchioles.The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How is Sjogren’s Syndrome Helped by Salagen?

Sjogren's syndrome causes your immune system to attacks its own saliva and tear producing glands, thereby resulting in lower than normal amounts of these important bodily fluids. Without treatment, it may even lead to other dangerous complications like vision loss or dental damage. Salagen helps by stimulating the affected glands and increasing fluid production. There is no cure for Sjogren's syndrome, but the adequate use of artificial replacement tears will help to protect the cornea from damage due to drying.

Other Conditions That Benefit From Salagen

Dry mouth, also called Xerostomia, is the condition of not having enough saliva or spit to keep the mouth wet. Dry mouth occurs when the salivary glands don't work properly. Many over-the-counter and prescription medicines, as well as diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease and Sjogren's syndrome, can affect the salivary glands. Other causes of dry mouth include certain cancer treatments and damage to the glands' nerve system.

Persistent dry mouth can make chewing, eating, swallowing and even talking difficult. Dry mouth also increases the risk for tooth decay because saliva helps keep harmful germs that cause cavities and other oral infections in check. It is important to determine the cause of dry mouth and treat it with medication like Salagen.

Before You Take Salagen

Salagen is not meant for use in people with certain medical conditions or disorders so tell your doctor about any physical or mental health issues and allergies you have and list all OTC and Rx drugs, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements you currently take or use. Ask your doctor if Salagen is safe to take while you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or if you are breast feeding.

Proper Use of Salagen

During treatment with Salagen you will need to drink lots of fluids to remain adequately hydrated throughout your day. Do not combine Salagen with beta blocker and antihistamine medications, unless your doctor instructs you to do so, as these drugs may decrease efficacy and create more severe side effects. Until you know how Salagen will affect you, do not drive or take part in any activities that require you to be alert.

Possible Side Effects of Salagen

  • Increased sweating and urination
  • Sensations of being warm or cold
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Vision problems

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