Aqwet Tablet 10'S


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Pilocarpine
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Drug Information for Aqwet Tablet 10'S

What is AQWET?

  • AQWET contains Pilocarpine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of medicines called parasympathomimetic agents or cholinergic agents
  • It stimulates certain nerves and glands in your body which in turn produces more saliva, tears, sweat, gastric juices and mucus
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What AQWET is used for?

It is used to,

  • treat dryness of mouth due to the radiotherapy given for cancer of the head or neck
  • treat Sjogren’s syndrome, marked by dryness of mouth and eyes
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to Pilocarpine hydrochloride or to any of the other ingredients of AQWET
  • have untreated asthma
  • have untreated heart or kidney disease
  • have eye problems such as glaucoma, inflammation of the iris of the eye (iritis)
  • have stomach, gallbladder or liver problems
  • have any nervous system problems or mental problems
  • suffer from dehydration and organ damage
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  • Do not use AQWET during pregnancy unless your doctor recommends
  • Do not use AQWET if you are breast-feeding
  • If you are, or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor before taking AQWET
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  • The use of AQWET is not recommended in children and adolescents
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  • AQWET may cause dizziness or affect your vision, in particular, you may have vision problem at night. If this happens to you, do not drive or use any tools or machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure, heart problems or eye problems (e.g. beta blocker)
  • anti-cholinergics (e.g. atropine)
  • ipratropium inhaler, medicines used to treat asthma
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  • Always take AQWET exactly as your doctor has told you
  • AQWET should only be taken by mouth. Do not chew or bite the tablets
  • Take AQWET with a glass of water during, or directly after, meals
  • Take your first tablet in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening

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

If you take more AQWET

  • If you take more AQWET, contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately

If you forget to take AQWET

  • 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 AQWET 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 AQWET

  • Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so
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Like all medicines, AQWET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

  • flu-like symptoms
  • sweating
  • headache
  • the need to pass urine more frequently
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  • fatigue, chills, runny nose
  • allergic reactions including rash and itching
  • dizziness
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
  • watering of the mouth
  • flushing, rise in blood pressure
  • palpitations (fast heart beats)
  • watery eyes, abnormal vision, red, swollen and painful eyes
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  • more frequent urge to pass urine
  • flatulence
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STORAGE

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not use AQWET after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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