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How can I minimize the side effects of pilocarpine?

You can minimize the side effects of pilocarpine by following directions carefully and only taking or using the amount presdribed. Do not skip doses and do not double up on doses if you miss one. Take the tablets with a full glass of water, and while you are on pilocarpine, drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Be careful, and do not overdo it when exercising or outside in humid or warm temperatures. Carefully ccount the drops or measure the gel for the eye medications. Talk to your doctor about additional ways to manage the side effects of pilocarpine.

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