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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Pilocarpine (pilocarpine systemic) is a member of the drug class cholinergic agonists and is used to treat Xerostomia.

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UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Miotic agent

Muscarinic receptor agonist (parasympathomimetic agent, direct acting)

Glaucoma treatment

Chemical Name

2(3H)-Furanone, 3-etyldihydro-4-[(1-metyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)metyl]-, (3S-cis)-

Foreign Names

  • Pilocarpinum (Latin)
  • Pilocarpin (German)
  • Pilocarpine (French)

Generic Names

  • Pilocarpine (OS: BAN, DCF, JAN)
  • Pilocarpine (PH: USP 38)
  • Pilocarpine Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Pilocarpine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pilocarpine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Pilocarpine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pilocarpinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pilocarpini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Pilocarpine Nitrate (OS: BANM)
  • Pilocarpine (nitrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pilocarpine Nitrate (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Pilocarpine nitrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pilocarpini nitras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Pilocarpinnitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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