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How does pilocarpine treat Sjorgen's syndrome?

Pilocarpine is a drug prescribed for the treatment of Sjogren's syndrome, which causes dryness in the mouth and eyes. Pilocarpine comes in a tablet and works by improving the quantity of saliva inside your mouth. As a cholinergic agent, pilocarpine increases the salivary glands' saliva secretion. It can sometimes increase the production of tears as well.

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