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Pilocarpine

Popular Brands: : Pilocarpine Hcl, Pilogel, Pilostat, Pilocar, Pilocarpine Nitrate
Official FDA Reports458
Social Media Events33
Total Posts222
Avg. Review Score3.57/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Pilocarpine
Approved Uses *
  • No other uses available

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Akorn Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Pilocarpine Hcl.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Pilocarpine Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Pilocarpine

Cataract

... The iris atrophied. It is now impossible for my pupil to open to adjust to changing light conditions. The iris aslo scarred to the lense making a followup cataract removal operation complicated. T...


Source: Pilocarpine

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Scar

Side Effects: The iris atrophied. It is now impossible for my pupil to open to adjust to changing light conditions. The iris aslo scarred to the lense making a followup cataract removal operation c...


Source: Pilocarpine

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Iris Atrophy

Side Effects: The iris atrophied . It is now impossible for my pupil to open to adjust to changing light conditions. The iris aslo scarred to the lense making a followup cataract removal operation c...


Source: Pilocarpine

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None This makes my mouth more moist, and reduces yeast infections due to lack of moisture. I don't want to be without this med!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Hyperhidrosis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 7, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Profuse sweating about 35-45 minutes after taking followed by nausea for over 6 hours. With the sweating, however, comes the saliva. I feel like Tim Allen in the Christmas with the Cran...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Neck pain, Pollakiuria

Posted By brunhilda in fdb.rxlist.com on August 25, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... 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 ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By glauco in fdb.rxlist.com on May 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Eye pain and headache side-effects dramatically decrease after a week or two. Only drug with min side-effects that works on my eye pressure. Recommended for athletes with Glaucoma

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By ToniMinFlorida in fdb.rxlist.com on September 29, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I'm currently taking 1-5mg tablet 3x daily. It's almost immediately effective and has improved my life immeasureably. The SS makes swallowing and speaking nearly impossible. The only negatives are ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry mouth, Hyperhidrosis

Posted By maryfran07 in fdb.rxlist.com on July 29, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... sweat and feel like I could choke on my own saliva. It actually run out my mouth. Broke tablets in half and only take 2 x day. I stopped and would wake up with my tongue and mouth so dry I thought I w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Charlene in fdb.rxlist.com on June 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 26, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I haven't had any side effects which amazes me because I'm very ultra sensitive to medications. I'm taking one {4 times a day.} It helps to relieve my super dry mouth especially when I'...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Decompression sickness, Hepatic congestion, Chest x-ray, Dry eye, Oedema

Posted By tiredofthis in fdb.rxlist.com on November 29, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I've been taking this for 3 mo. It worked for my dry eyes immediately, my mouth after a couple of weeks. So far, I've had to have a chest x-ray and CT. I can't get over the chest congestion that has...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By elaineB in fdb.rxlist.com on June 27, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I only started taking this drug four days ago, all I can say is WOW! For years I've had Sjorgren's and had the driest mouth, so dry I had trouble talking, swallowing. With the first dose my mouth wat...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.