Pilocarpine Oral Tablet 5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pilocarpine: Oral tablet (5mg)

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Pilocarpine 5mg Tab
Lannett Co Inc
Pill Identification: LAN  |  1313
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Pilocarpine 5mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

PILOCARPINE (PYE loe KAR peen) can increase saliva in the mouth. This medicine is used to treat dry mouth from radiation treatment or from Sjogren's syndrome.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Pilocarpine: Oral tablet(5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 5mg Tablet

NDC: 005271313
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Xerostomia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Xerophthalmia

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 5mg Tablet
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Lannett Co Inc
Pill Identification: LAN  |  1313
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 5mg Tablet

Hyperkinesis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hiccups Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash Of Red Skin Bumps Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Belching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drug-induced Body Odor Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Broken Bones Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Unable To Speak Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yawning Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blood Clot Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dandruff Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Pus In Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vocal Cord Spasm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Secretion Of Tears Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
<12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gallstones Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Joint Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Body Temperature Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Urinary Urgency Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Migraine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Itching Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Nose Bleed Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
2.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
3.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
4.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lazy Eye Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
5.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
8.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
29.0-68.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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