pilocarpine, Salagen (cont.)
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if pilocarpine is secreted in human breast milk in amounts large enough to affect the nursing infant.
SIDE EFFECTS: Excessive sweating (diaphoresis) is a frequent side effect of pilocarpine. Other side effects include chills, dizziness, excessive tearing, flushing, voice change, stuffy nose, tremor, nervousness, increased need to urinate, visual disturbances, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, slow or increased heart rate, and high or low blood pressure.
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
Last Editorial Review: 4/26/2012
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