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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Salagen (Pilocarpine)


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  • Product Details


    Salagen 5 mg uses and indications:

    salagen 5 mg

    Salagen is also known as Pilocarpine tablets. These tablets are used to treat symptoms of a dry mouth which can appear due to certain immune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome or diseases such as salivary gland damage that can occur due to radiation treatment of head or neck cancer.

    Pilocarpine drug belongs to a class of drugs that are known as cholinergic agonists. These drugs work by stimulation of specific nerves to help increase the amount of saliva you produce. This makes it more comfortable for you to speak and swallow.

    You can easily purchase Salagen 5mg from Canada Pharmacy.


    These pilocarpine tablets are to be taken orally and can be taken with or without food. The dosage of this tablets can be 3-4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.

    The dosage of this drug depends on the severity of your medical condition and your response to treatment. Do not increase the prescribed dose without your physician’s approval. The prescribed maximum dosage for adults is 30 milligrams a day.

    To reduce side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this drug on a low dose and gradually increase it over time.

    You can still use saliva or water as a substitute to moisturize your mouth.


    The ingredients in Salagen 5 mg include:

    • Pilocarpine hydrochloride
    • Carnauba wax
    • Hypromellose
    • Microcrystalline cellulose
    • Stearic acid
    • Titanium dioxide
    • FD&C blue 2 aluminum lake


    • Do let your physician know about the medical treatments and medicines you are using.
    • Let your doctor know if you have any allergies before using it.
    • Tell your doctor about the medical history of the family and your medical history especially of breathing problems, eye conditions, chronic bronchitis, gallbladder disease, liver problems, high blood pressure, stomach problems or any other serious conditions.

    Side Effects

    Some common side effects of this drug include:

    • Sweating
    • Nausea
    • Runny nose
    • Diarrhea
    • Blurred vision
    • Dizziness
    • Weakness
    • Frequent urge to urinate

    Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed you this medication because its benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medication do not have serious side effects.

    However, if you undergo any serious side effects or your condition becomes worse, then visit your doctor immediately such as:

    • Slow or fast heartbeat
    • Fainting
    • Lung problem
    • Mood changes
    • Allergic reaction
    • Rash or itching

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1789

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