A 49-year-old member asked:
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Recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and about to start mestinon (pyridostigmine). What do I need to know?

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Dr. Nilofer Nisar
38 years experience in Neurology
Mestinon (pyridostigmine) dose: You need to know if what is the best dose (1/2 tab, 1 tab or 11/2 tab) for you and how long it works. Low dose may not be effective and high dose may give to side effects like colic and increase secretions.
Answered on Apr 9, 2020
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