Advertisement

What side effects does pilocarpine (Salagen) cause?

Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 30% of patients experience side effects while taking Pilocarpine (Salagen). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Sweating, Excess Saliva, Nausea/Vomiting, Palpitations, and Nasal/Sinus Congestion.  Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

Pilocarpine (Salagen) can cause serious side effects, including irregular heartbeat and changes in vision. Other less serious side effects are sweating, flushing, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, frequent urination,  diarrhea, runny nose and chills. You may also experience dizziness, weakness, headaches, heartburn and swelling of the extremities while on the drug.  You may also experience signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, mouth or tongue. Call 911 for these allergic signs.

Continue Learning about Antiglaucoma

Is there a generic version of Travatan Z?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
There is no generic version of Travatan Z (travoprost), a prescription eyedrop to treat glaucoma as ...
More Answers
When should I use pilocarpine eye inserts?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
You should use pilocarpine inserts at night before you go to bed, unless your doctor tells you diffe...
More Answers
Do cholinergic agonists have any side effects?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include fatigue, insomnia, excess sweating, hot flashes, excess saliva, nose or lun...
More Answers
What are cholinergic agonists?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Cholinergic agonist medications stimulate the involuntary nervous system. This helps the lacrimal gl...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.