Media Articles Related to Salagen (Pilocarpine)
RTOG 0537 shows acupuncture-like ENS may provide relief for radiation-induced dry mouth
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.06.01]
Phase III results evaluated ENS and current standard treatment, pilocarpinePhase III results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0537 indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous...
Published Studies Related to Salagen (Pilocarpine)
A 12-week, double-masked, parallel-group study of the safety and efficacy of travoprost 0.004% compared with pilocarpine 1% in Chinese patients with primary angle-closure and primary angle-closure glaucoma. [2011.08]
OBJECTIVE: To examine the intraocular pressure-lowering efficacy and safety of travoprost 0.004% and pilocarpine 1% in Chinese patients with primary angle-closure (PAC) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) after laser iridotomy in China... CONCLUSIONS: Travoprost 0.004% once daily provides effective IOP-lowering efficacy with significantly greater IOP reduction from baseline when compared with pilocarpine 1% 4 times daily at 4 PM over the 12-week period. Travoprost 0.004% once daily is safe and well tolerated in PAC or PACG patients.
A phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of pilocarpine for vaginal dryness: North Central Cancer Treatment group study N04CA. [2011.05]
Vaginal dryness is a common problem for which effective and safe nonestrogenic treatments are needed. Based on preliminary promising data that pilocarpine attenuated vaginal dryness, the current trial was conducted... Toxicity evaluation revealed more nausea, sweating, rigors, and urinary frequency with the pilocarpine arms compared with the placebo arm.
Tramadol-induced oral dryness and pilocarpine treatment: effects on total protein and IgA. [2011.04]
Pilocarpine induces a profuse flow of saliva, and it may re-establish saliva production in cases of drug-induced oral dryness. The aim of the study (a sub-study to the previous trial investigating the pilocarpine fluid effects in individuals suffering from drug-induced dry mouth) was to search for saliva quality changes induced by the treatments.
A phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of pilocarpine for
vaginal dryness: North Central Cancer Treatment group study N04CA. 
Vaginal dryness is a common problem for which effective and safe nonestrogenic
treatments are needed. Based on preliminary promising data that pilocarpine
attenuated vaginal dryness, the current trial was conducted... Toxicity evaluation revealed more nausea, sweating, rigors, and urinary frequency
with the pilocarpine arms compared with the placebo arm.
Comparison of the effects of pilocarpine and cevimeline on salivary flow. [2009.05]
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of low-dose pilocarpine and cevimeline as stimulants for salivary flow in healthy subjects... CONCLUSION: Both drugs showed efficacy in increasing the salivary flow in healthy volunteers, but cevimeline was more effective than pilocarpine.
Clinical Trials Related to Salagen (Pilocarpine)
Trial Comparing Oral Pilocarpine (Salagen) Versus Submandibular Salivary Gland Transfer Protocol, For the Prevention of Radiation (XRT) Induced Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients [Recruiting]
This is a study to see whether the drug Salagen or salivary gland transfer is better for the
prevention of dryness of the mouth in patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiation
A Comparison of Orally Pilocarpine and Artificial Saliva in Xerostomy Treatment [Completed]
Acupuncture-Like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (ALTENS) or Pilocarpine in Treating Early Dry Mouth in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer [Recruiting]
RATIONALE: Acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) and
pilocarpine may help to relieve chronic xerostomia (dry mouth). It is not yet known which
remedy is more effective in treating chronic dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in
patients with head and neck cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase II/III trial is studying ALTENS to see how well it works
compared with pilocarpine in treating chronic dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in
patients with head and neck cancer.
Pilocarpine in Treating Patients With Dry Mouth Caused by Opioids [Active, not recruiting]
RATIONALE: Pilocarpine may help to relieve dry mouth in patients receiving opioids for cancer
therapy. It is not yet known whether pilocarpine is more effective than no further treatment
for this condition.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of pilocarpine in treating
patients who have dry mouth caused by opioids.
Bioequivalency Study of 5 mg Pilocarpine Tablets Under Fasting Conditions [Completed]
The objective of this study was the bioequivalence of a Roxane Laboratories' Pilocarpine
Tablets, 5 mg, to SALAGENŽ Tablets, 5 mg (MGI Pharma) under fasting conditions using a
single-dose, 2-treatment, 2-period, crossover design.
Reports of Suspected Salagen (Pilocarpine) Side Effects
Drug Ineffective (3),
Speech Disorder (3),
Micturition Urgency (3),
Sensory Loss (2),
Optic Neuritis (2),
Adverse Event (2), more >>