The use of pilocarpine in opioid-induced xerostomia

Mercadante, S.; Calderone, L.; Villari, P.; Serretta, R.; Sapio, M.; Casuccio, A.; Fulfaro, F.
November 2000
Palliative Medicine;Nov2000, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p529
Academic Journal
Determines the role of pilocarpine in reducing xerostomia due to opioid used for the management of pain in patients with advanced cancer. Safety and effectiveness of using pilocarpine; Tolerance to opioid-induced xerostomia; Comparison of salivary stimulants versus saliva substitutes.


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