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(Generic alternative to Mestinon)

Formulation : Tablet

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What is Mestinon /Pyridostigmine used for?

Mestinon is a prescription medication that works by affecting the chemicals in the body that are involved in the communication between nerve impulses and muscle movement. This medication is primarily used to treat symptoms of myasthenia gravis .

How should Mestinon /Pyridostigmine be stored?

This medication should be stored at room temperature in an area that is protected from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Mestinon/Pyridostigmine ?

This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed. When taking this medication, follow the directions on your prescription label. If you do not understand these directions, contact you healthcare provider for further instruction. Mestinon tablets should be swallowed whole and taken according to your treatment schedule, which your doctor will provide for you.

When should Mestinon /Pyridostigmine not be taken?

Do not take Mestinon tablets if you have peritonitis (a serious stomach condition), or if you have a bladder or bowel obstruction.

What precautions should I follow when taking Mestinon /Pyridostigmine ?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have asthma or kidney disease. This medication may cause harm to an unborn child. Notify your doctor before taking Mestinon if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or planning to breastfeed your child.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Mestinon /Pyridostigmine ?

Follow your doctor's instructions regarding restrictions of food, beverages and exercise.

When should Mestinon /Pyridostigmine not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: extreme muscle weakness; severe vomiting or diarrhea; vision problems; or muscle cramps or twitching.

Common and Less Serious Side Effects: sweating or urinating more than usual; drooling, watery eyes; warmth or tingly feeling; mild nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; mild itching or skin rash; or muscle or joint pain.

Other: None.