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Why do I need pilocarpine?

You may need pilocarpine tablets if you have a dry mouth and throat. If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer or another illness, your body may produce less saliva, making your mouth dry. Chewing gum, hard candy or lozenges may help, but pilocarpine can help with speaking, chewing, swallowing and tasting. Talk to your doctor about whether pilocarpine can help your dry mouth and throat.

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