Kidney problems (e.g., renal insufficiency or kidney stones)
Eye problems (e.g., narrow-angle glaucoma)
Mode of Action of Pilocarpine
How Does It Work?
Pilocarpine acts by increasing the secretion of saliva in the mouth from the salivary glands, thereby reducing mouth dryness.
Interactions of Pilocarpine
Interactions with other medicines
Beta-blockers (Atenolol, Metoprolol). These may increase the heart-related side effects when taken along with Pilocarpine
Anticholinergic agents (Ipratropium, Atropine). These decrease the efficacy of Pilocarpine
Parasympathetic agents (Bethanechol). These increase the side effects of Pilocarpine
Interactions with food items
This medicine has interactions with alcohol.
Dosage of Pilocarpine
Excess Pilocarpine ingestion may cause tremors, head pain, change in blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulty, confusion, vision changes, diarrhea, vomiting. Seek emergency medical attention immediately if you overdose....
Missed a Dose
Take medicine as soon as you remember. If the missed dose falls at the time of your next scheduled dose, then skip it. Do not take an extra dose to compensate for the missed dose.
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