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How can I manage side effects of pilocarpine?

You can manage the side effects of pilocarpine by following directions carefully and only taking the amount you need. Do not skip doses and do not double up on doses if you miss one. Take it with a full glass of water, and while you are taking pilocarpine, drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Be careful to avoid exhaustion when exercising or whenever you are outside in humid or warm temperatures. Talk to your doctor about additional ways to manage the side effects of pilocarpine.

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