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Shipping times are now closer to normal. However, due to the latest outbreak of the highly contagious Omicron strain, some delays in shipping times may still occasionally occur. We will provide updates as the situation changes.

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Please note that these times are averages and individual shipping times will vary. We recommend that you place your order at least 2 - 4 weeks or more ahead of your normal reorder time to avoid running out of your medication.

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(Pilocarpine Hydrochloride)

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Salagen 5mg
Salagen 5mg

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride

Manufactured by Merus Labs Inc

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Generic Choices

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 5mg
Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 5mg

Marketed as M-Pilocarpine in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Salagen 5mg

Manufactured by Mantra Pharma Inc

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

What Salagen is and what it is used for

Salagen contains the active substance pilocarpine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of medicines called parasympathomimetic agents or cholinergic agents. Salagen stimulates certain nerves and glands in your body. After you take Salagen, your body will produce more saliva, tears, sweat, gastric juices and mucus. Salagen is used
• if you have been given radiotherapy for cancer of the head or neck, and your mouth feels very dry
• if you have been diagnosed with a condition called Sjögren’s syndrome, and your mouth and/or your eyes are dry and/or itchy If you have any questions about how Salagen works or why this medicine has been prescribed for you, ask your doctor.

How to take Salagen

Always take Salagen exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Salagen should only be taken by mouth. Do not chew or bite the tablets. Take Salagen tablets with a glass of water during, or directly after, meals. Try to take your tablets at intervals spread out evenly over the day, e.g. take your first tablet in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Older people (65 years of age and over) There are no special dose recommendations for patients 65 years of age or older. Children and adolescents (2 to 17 years of age) The safety of Salagen has not been established in children or adolescents. The usual dose is:
• For patients who have been treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: The recommended dose for adults is one 5 mg tablet three times a day. Make sure you take your last tablet of the day with your evening meal.
• For patients who have been diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome: The recommended dose for adults is one 5 mg tablet four times a day. Make sure that you take your last tablet of the day just before you go to bed.
• For patients with impaired liver function: If you have cirrhosis (liver disorder), your doctor will start your treatment at a lower daily dose. Depending on how you respond to treatment, your doctor may gradually increase your dose up to the recommended daily dose. Depending on how you respond to treatment, your doctor may suggest a higher or lower dose. The dose can be increased up to 30 mg (6 tablets) a day. Your doctor will tell you exactly how long you will need to take the tablets. If no improvement is noted after 2-3 months your doctor may decide to discontinue therapy. If you take more Salagen than you should If you have accidentally taken too many Salagen tablets, talk to a doctor immediately. You may require medical attention. If you forget to take Salagen If you are less than 6 hours late taking your tablet, take it with food as soon as you remember. Then delay taking your next tablet until at least 3 to 4 hours after the usual time. If you are over 6 hours late taking your tablet and your next Salagen tablet is due, take only one tablet. This means that you will have taken one tablet less than usual that day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. If you stop taking Salagen Stopping treatment with Salagen may cause your symptoms to get worse. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Salagen can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Very common side effects (affecting more than 1 in every 10 patients):
• flu-like symptoms
• sweating
• headache
• the need to pass urine more frequently

Common side effects (affecting between 1 and 10 in every 100 patients):
• fatigue
• chills
• runny nose
• allergic reactions including rash and itching
• dizziness
• diarrhoea; constipation
• indigestion; abdominal pain; nausea; vomiting
• watering of the mouth
• flushing; rise in blood pressure
• palpitations (fast heart beats)
• watery eyes; abnormal vision; red, swollen and painful eyes

Uncommon side effects (affecting between 1 and 10 in every 1,000 patients):
• more frequent urge to pass urine
• flatulence (wind)

Other side effects of the active substance pilocarpine hydrochloride:
• breathing difficulties
• severe stomach or abdominal pain
• changes in the rhythm or rate of heart beat
• low blood pressure; fainting
• tremor
• changes in mental state including memory disorders, mood swings and confusion

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to Store Salagen

Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use Salagen after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original package and container in order to protect from light and humidity. Do not use Salagen if you notice that the pack is damaged or shows signs of tampering. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Fast Shipping

Fast Shippings

2 to 3 weeks on average

The average shipping time is 2 weeks in North America and 4 weeks internationally. We offer free shipping on all orders shipped to North America. Shipping is a flat rate of $20.00 for all other countries.

Price Match Guarantee

Price Match Guarantees

If you have been prescribed medication by your doctor and cannot afford the high price at your local pharmacy, Medix Pharmacy is the solution for you. All orders are backed with a price match and satisfaction guarantee.

Your Trusted Pharmacy Referral Service

Medix Pharmacy is an international pharmacy referral service. With a network of licensed pharmacy partners in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, we are able to help you lower the costs of your medications.

Our pharmacy partners are all thoroughly vetted and qualified to ensure that the medication you receive is cost effective, safe and effective. Because we only work with licensed pharmacies, you can rest assured that your medication is safe, effective, and genuine.

  • Free standard delivery to your door, to any international address
  • Option to add Tracked Deliveries
  • Handy reminders to re-order so you do not run out
  • Professional & Knowledgeable Customer Services Team
  • Save time, with no need for repeated trips to your physician or local drugstore

With a dedicated customer service team, free standard shipping, and a record of providing significant saving for our customers, we believe that you do not need to compromise quality or safety in your search for value.

If you are unable to find your prescribed medicine on our website, please fill out the form below and we will confirm pricing and availability within 1 business day. You may also call us at 1-866-500-6633 and one of our patient care representatives will be happy to assist you.