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Pyridostigmine Allergy In Children
I am allergic (hives) to multiple meds. NSAIDS, keflex, Levsin, Mestinon, (pyridostigmine) Flexeril all cause 2-3 hives. Is this maybe something OTHER than allergy?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
The following meds have caused mild hives: benadryl, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) mestinon, morphine, vicodin. Could this be something other than allergy?
Yes: Opiates are known to be able to induce or aggravate hives for some people. Nsaid allergy is usually specific for that one and not to all others. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl allergies are rare if ever present. Since you have chronic urticaria, i suspect that many of the reactions you have described might have been incidental and not related. You need to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Many: The serious reactions include arrhythmias, hypotension, syncope, bronchospasm, respiratory arrest, pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest, av block, bradycardia, paralysis, seizures, the common reactions include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dyspepsia, headache, dizziness, hypersalivation, runny nose, muscle cramps, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision, fatigue, urinary frequency and others. ...Read more
Activate muscle: Myasthenia disrupts the connection between nerve and muscle by reducing the number of receptors for a transmitter called acetylcholine. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) prevents acetylcholine from being broken down in the body, giving it more time to diffuse along the muscle and activate the remaining receptors. The net result is to restore effective transmission between nerve and muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pyridostigmine: Absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Not ever such a side effect. Do not worry! ...Read more
Not long ago diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and about to start mestinon (pyridostigmine). please help!?
Recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and about to start mestinon (pyridostigmine). What do I need to know?
Symptom treatment: While myasthenia reduces the effectiveness of muscle activation, Mestinon (pyridostigmine) works to increase it. It works well and starts working quickly, but does not change the course of the underlying disease- typically an immune modifying drug is used in conjunction with it to prevent disease progression. Typical side effects include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and muscle twitches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and about to start mestinon (pyridostigmine). Is it a powerful medicine?
I started mestinon (pyridostigmine) 5 days ago. 30mg tid. An hour after taking it, i get nervous, almost an anxiety feeling in my chest. Could this be a side effect?
My mom is suffering mysthania gravis from 5 years.She was taking mestinon (pyridostigmine).But from few days the mestinon (pyridostigmine) is not working well.So what she will do?
Needs re-evaluated : Mild myesthenia is treated symptomatically with mestinon, but most will eventually have to be treated by treating the actual disease with immune therapy, such as prednisone, ivig, cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). These are drugs that actually block the abnormal antibodies from attacking were the nerve meet the muscles. ...Read more
Side Effects?: If you are asking about side effects, the following are common adverse effects: loose stools/diarrhea, abdominal cramps, flatulence, heartburn, dizziness, sweating, excessive salivation, runny nose, muscle cramps, nausea/vomiting, increase urination, increase tearing, blurred vision, numbness in the skin, tiredness, and rash. There are other side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Mestinon (pyridostigmine): In the Timespan Tablet form, it is equivalent to 60mg. of the Conventional Tablet form. ...Read more
How does ivig treatments help with mg? I am already on mestinon (pyridostigmine) and predisone with not much change.
Can stabilize: On occasion, ivig can interrupt a period of poor responsivity to your current meds. Some pts improve after 2 or 3 ivig infusions, and stabilize. Ivig contains many immune chemicals, and since myasthenia is a problem with the neuromuscular junction, the autoimmune attack can be quelled when a relapse occurs. Unlikely that you will need this approach permanently. ...Read more
Heart dr put me on Pyridostigmine and family dr told me to stop taking this of side effects heart Dr told me that will help me not to pass out?
Need to get: the two of them to talk to eachother. This happens every now and then. A simple phone call usually gets everyone on the same page and is appreciated by all. Best of health to you. ...Read more
My son is 6 and has Myasthenia. He is on mestinon (pyridostigmine). When do I know he does not need it everyday? Also what is the best ways to talk to him about it?
Meds are life-long: With myasthenia gravis, treatment is life-long. Do not change his dosage without clearing it with his doctor. At his age, the best way to discuss it with him is that he has a health condition that needs treatment every day. Explain to him that the symptoms he's had are from this condition. At 6 years old, he may not understand more detailed information than this. ...Read more