Sialor (generically known as Anethole Trithione) is an oral medication used as a sialogogue, or saliva stimulant, for patients who have dry mouth or autoimmune exocrinopathy such as Sjgren’s syndrome. It requires several days to take effect and is available without a prescription.
Sialor belongs to the group of organic compounds called dithiolethiones. It works by increasing the production of saliva by activating potassium channels in the salivary glands. This increase in salivary flow can relieve the symptoms of dry mouth or xerostomia. Additionally, Sialor may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to its therapeutic effects.
Use and Dosage
Sialor is a medication that comes in the form of tablets that are taken orally. The tablets are typically taken three times a day, with one tablet taken before each meal. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Chewing or crushing the tablets may affect how the medication is absorbed by your body and could affect its effectiveness.
The dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in a specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups, or drops for kids’ syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or disease. It also changes the age of the patient.
Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Do not double the next dose to catch up.
Common Side Effects of Sialor (Anethole Trithione – non-Rx):
- Softened stool
- Bright yellow urine
Forms and Strength
Sialor (Anethole Trithione – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 25 mg
- Side effects such as dry mouth, abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea.
- Avoid its use during pregnancy or lactation.
- Be cautious when taking it with other medications due to potential drug interactions.
- Sialor may take several days to take effect.
- Anethole Trithione is an organic compound that belongs to the anisole class of compounds.
- Sialor is specifically used to treat Sjgren’s syndrome-associated xerostomia or dry mouth.
- Other medications or drugs may also be used to stimulate saliva production besides Sialor. However, note that this information may not be exhaustive, and it is highly recommended to always consult with a healthcare provider before taking any medication.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Sialor be used during pregnancy or lactation?
Avoid using Sialor during pregnancy or lactation.
What should I do if I experience side effects while taking Sialor?
If you experience any side effects while taking Sialor, it is important to contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
How long does it take for Sialor to take effect?
Sialor may take several days to take effect.