Pilocarpine Aids Saliva Flow, But Not via Changes to Gland Structure

Pilocarpine Aids Saliva Flow, But Not via Changes to Gland Structure

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Pilocarpine Aids Saliva Flow, But Not via Changes to Gland Structure

Use of oral pilocarpine increased salivary flow in people with dry mouth due to primary Sjögren’s syndrome or other health conditions in a small study. However, the medication did not significantly alter dental health or the structure of the salivary glands, as assessed via ultrasound. The study, “Salivary Glands and Periodontal Changes in a Population of Sjögren’s and Sicca Syndrome Treated by Pilocarpine: A Pilot Study,” was published in Rheumatology and Therapy. Xerostomia, the subjective feeling of…

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