Pilomax 5mg Tablet

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Pilomax 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Dry mouth after radiotherapy of head and neck cancer
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₹7.8/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Pilomax Tablet

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Uses of Pilomax Tablet

Pilomax 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of dry mouth after radiotherapy of head and neck cancer.
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Side effects of Pilomax Tablet

Common

Headache, Sweating, Frequent urge to urinate, Flu-like symptoms.

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How to use Pilomax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pilomax 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Pilomax Tablet works

Pilomax 5mg tablet works by increasing the secretion of saliva in the mouth.

In Depth Information on Pilomax Tablet

Expert advice for Pilomax Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have eye inflammation, suffer from asthma, liver, kidney or heart diseases, Parkinson’s disease, stomach ulcer, have problems in passing urine, high blood pressure, narrow angle glaucoma (increased eyeball pressure due to obstruction to the outflow of fluid).
  • Drink sufficient water to reduce dehydration due to excessive sweating caused by pilocarpine.
  • The back layer of your eye (fundus) may be examined before starting pilocarpine therapy.
  • You may be regularly monitored for visual fields and intra-ocular pressure on long term therapy with pilocarpine for glaucoma.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as pilocarpine causes dizziness and blurring of vision especially in the night.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Pilomax 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pilomax 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Pilomax 5mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human s
tudies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Pilomax 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Pilomax 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pilomax 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Pilomax 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pilomax 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Pilomax 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Pilocarpine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pilomax 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Pilocarpine

Pilomax can decrease the heart rate. However, it does not increase the heart rate
Pilomax increases blood pressure. However, no clinically relevant effect on weight has been reported with the use of Pilomax
Yes, Pilomax helps dry eyes by increasing the production of tears
Pilomax acts by increasing the activity of chemical acetylcholine, thereby, increasing the secretion from various glands including salivary glands and tear glands. Due to its cholinergic effect, it also constricts the pupil of the eye and improves the outflow of aqueous humor (fluid in within the eye) contributing to reduction in eyeball pressure
Yes, Pilomax causes blurred vision. But it does not cause hair loss
Pilomax decreases heart rate by increasing the effect of a chemical called as acetylcholine
Pilomax lowers intraocular pressure by constricting the ciliary muscle of the eyes, therefore increasing the outflow of fluid (aqueous humor) from posterior part of the eye.
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Substitutes for Pilomax

No substitutes found for this medicine
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