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Pilocarpine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Pilocarpine, Salagen, Pilocarpine Hydrochloride, Isopto Carpine, Pilopine Hs
Official FDA Reports9,164
Social Media Events74
Total Posts194
Avg. Review Score3.50/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Pilocarpine Hydrochloride
Manufacturers
  • Akorn, Inc.
  • Alcon Laboratories Inc
  • Alcon Research Ltd
  • Eisai Inc
  • Elan Pharma International Ltd

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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 Hydrochloride 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 Hydrochloride

Pain

... drug in drop form was put in each eye three times a day. It was a nuisance to have to carry it with me for mid day application. The chemicals in the drops sting and leave your eyes watering for a mi...


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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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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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Salagen worked well for me in the beginning. It released water into my body within only a few minutes of taking the 5 mg. dosage. I started off with 3 a day and now take 5 a day starting with taki...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Decompression sickness, Drug ineffective, Weight increased

Posted By P J in fdb.rxlist.com on February 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... back on the Evoxac, the result was immediate...! I could swallow solid food again...gained back the weight I lost and could sleep through the night because I was not woken up by choking at night from...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Agitation, Palpitations, Anxiety, Candidiasis

Posted By Cannot tolerate in fdb.rxlist.com on November 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... about 7 days ago for dry mouth from persistent thrush. prescribed 5mg 3 x daily. Have been taking 2 x daily to see how med would affect me. About 3 days ago I began to feel very agitated. I can't stop...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Dawn G. in fdb.rxlist.com on October 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Lisa in fdb.rxlist.com on August 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

The NAME brand works very well...I find that generic pilocarpine is NOT helpful in producting saliva

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hyperhidrosis

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 5, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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 red...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I love love love this medication. No more painful sex or cottonmouth!!! I can eat food without choking on a dry ball of mush and I no longer dip my cookies in water. I still can't leave ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Vivianric@aol.com in fdb.rxlist.com on February 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I take it 3 times a day and after 2 1/2 weeks I have noticed no change whatsoever.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin

Posted By boo123 in fdb.rxlist.com on February 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am

little dryness

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!


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* 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.