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What are the side effects of pilocarpine hydrochloride?

Some side effects of pilocarpine are uncommon but serious. These include:
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual heartbeat
  • confusion and mental problems
  • eye pain
  • allergic reaction, often characterized by hives, swelling, and difficulty breathing
If you have any of these serious side effects, stop taking pilocarpine right away and call your doctor or get other medical help.

Some side effects of pilocarpine are not very serious, and you usually can keep taking the medication if you experience them. These include:
  • vision changes
  • headache, dizziness, nausea, chills, sweating
  • redness in the neck and face
  • the need to urinate often
  • runny nose
That are several common but minor side effects of pilocarpine hydrochloride, a drug used to treat dry mouth. Side effects can include headaches, vision changes, dizziness, nausea, or redness in your face or neck. You should stop taking pilocarpine hydrochloride if you find you are getting easily confused, have problems with breathing, or are experiencing eye pain or an unusual heartbeat.

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