- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Salagen* used for?
Generic for Salagen* (Pilocarpine) is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiation treatment for head/neck cancer. Pilocarpine is also used to treat dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's syndrome. It belongs to a class of medications called cholinergic agonists. Pilocarpine works by increasing the secretion of saliva in the mouth. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Salagen*?
The dosage of Generic for Salagen* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Salagen* can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Salagen*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Salagen* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Salagen*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Salagen*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Salagen*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Salagen*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Salagen*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Salagen* can interact with antihistamines, beta blockers, and antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Salagen*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Salagen* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Salagen* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Salagen* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Salagen* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Salagen* can cause side effects such as dizziness, changes in vision, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stuffy nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Salagen*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Salagen*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Salagen* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Salagen*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Salagen*?
How will Generic for Salagen* work in my body?
How should Generic for Salagen* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Salagen* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Salagen* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.