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What is pilocarpine hydrochloride?

Pilocarpine hydrochloride is a prescription medication that is used to treat dry mouth. By increasing the amount of saliva in the mouth, this drug is used by people with neck or head cancers who are undergoing radiation therapy. It's also used to treat symptoms of dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a chronic inflammatory disorder). While pilocarpine hydrochloride can bring relief from dry mouth symptoms, the medication does not cure the condition.
Pilocarpine hydrochloride is a prescription medication that is given to people who suffer from dry mouth. The drug makes people produce extra saliva through the manipulation of the central nervous system. Pilocarpine hydrochloride is marketed under the brand name Salagen.

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