PILOMIN 0.5% INJECTION

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Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for PILOMIN 0.5% INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Dry Mouth After Radiotherapy Of Head And Neck Cancer
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Pregnancy
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Driving
19.2
₹19.2/injection
1 ML in 1 vial
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Substitutes for PILOMIN INJECTION

CARPINE 0.5% INJECTION
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹15.0/ML of injection
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Medicine Overview of PILOMIN INJECTION

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Uses of PILOMIN INJECTION

Pilomin 0.5% injection is used in the treatment of dry mouth after radiotherapy of head and neck cancer.
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Side effects of PILOMIN INJECTION

Common

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

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How to use PILOMIN INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How PILOMIN INJECTION works

Pilomin 0.5% injection works by increasing the secretion of saliva in the mouth.

In Depth Information on PILOMIN INJECTION

Expert advice for PILOMIN INJECTION

  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for PILOMIN 0.5% INJECTION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pilomin 0.5% injection 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
Pilomin 0.5% injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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 PILOMIN 0.5% INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Pilocarpine

Q. Does pilocarpine increase or decrease heart rate?
Pilocarpine can decrease the heart rate. However, it does not increase the heart rate
Q. Does pilocarpine cause weight gain/increase blood pressure?
Pilocarpine increases blood pressure. However, no clinically relevant effect on weight has been reported with the use of pilocarpine
Q. Does pilocarpine help dry eyes?
Yes, pilocarpine helps dry eyes by increasing the production of tears
Q. Does pilocarpine work?
Pilocarpine 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
Q. Does pilocarpine cause blurred vision/hair loss?
Yes, pilocarpine causes blurred vision. But it does not cause hair loss
Q. How does pilocarpine affect heart rate?
Pilocarpine decreases heart rate by increasing the effect of a chemical called as acetylcholine
Q. How does pilocarpine lower intraocular pressure?
Pilocarpine 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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