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What are the side effects of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

What are the side effects of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

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

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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?

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

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Side effects of mestinon decrease w/time?Started 30 mg/day for POTS syndrome.By day 2 was able to exercise w/no fainting.Day 7,muscles feel shaky,weak

Side effects of mestinon decrease w/time?Started 30 mg/day for POTS syndrome.By day 2 was able to exercise w/no fainting.Day 7,muscles feel shaky,weak

Nausea, vomiting and: upset stomach are the common side effects of mestinon. Muscle cramps, weakness or twitching of the muscles is extremely rare but not impossible. It is unlikely this dose over this short a time is responsible but not unreasonable to reduce the dose and see what happens. Contact your health care provider as well to alert him/her to the situation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mestinon (pyridostigmine): Mestinon (pyridostigmine) stimulates cholinergic nerve receptors, which can affect your GI system, heart rhythm, breathing, sweating, and vision. Nervousness and anxiety are not usual side effects of this medication. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

Symptoms of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

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

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What amount is 180mg of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

Mestinon (pyridostigmine): In the Timespan Tablet form, it is equivalent to 60mg. of the Conventional Tablet form. ...Read more

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What is pyridostigmine bromide used for?

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What is pyridostigmine bromide used for?

Pyridostigmine: For muscle weakness in Myasthenia gravis, curare toxicity, Orthostatic hypotension, Chronic axonal polyneuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus? Mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus? Mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

No one best medicine: Prednisone is the drug most commonly used to treat pemphigus. Other immunosuppressive agents are used either with or instead of Prednisone depending upon the individual's response & tolerance. All of these medications have potentially significant adverse effects so management by an expert in this disease and in using these drugs is vitally important. What's best for one is not best for another. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus. I have heard about mestinon (pyridostigmine) working?

What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus.  I have heard about mestinon (pyridostigmine) working?

Pemphigus: Phemphigus vulgaris is a potentially fatal autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease. Conventional therapy consists of high-dose corticosteroids, imminosuppressove agents, and intravenous immune globulin. Studies show that the biologic Rituximab and intravenous Immune Globulin is very effective with refractory pemphigus vulgaris. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is not as effective as rituximab. ...Read more

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Mestinon (pyridostigmine) for Myasthenia, why does it seem like I feel weaker & etc AFTER taking it? Yet I'm afraid NOt to take it and get weaker!! what do u think?

Mestinon (pyridostigmine) for Myasthenia, why does it seem like I feel weaker & etc AFTER taking it? Yet I'm afraid NOt to take it and get weaker!! what do u think?

Don't stop it: Weakness/ fatigue are known side effects of the mestinon, (pyridostigmine) and you would suffer more if you stop it. Communicate that to your doctor on your next visit or call your doctor's office, you may need dose adjustment or ER form for less side effects, good luck ...Read more

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What is pyridostigmine used for?

What is pyridostigmine used for?

Pyridostigmine use?: Used to improve muscle strength.

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I have been diagnosed with maysethenia gravis I'm now on mestinon (pyridostigmine) I just want to know is there any better drug ?

Comments: Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is a good starter drug, as it can specifically benefit the neuromuscular junctional issues chemically, but may not be the best long-term solution. A thymectomy, and steroids are other alternatives to deal with the process, but you might find additional support from a neurologist who specializes in muscle disease. ...Read more

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How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) affect the speed of digestion?

How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) affect the speed of digestion?

It dose stimulate: The muscules i the wall of the intestine and possibley increase disgestion in people how low active activity. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble breathing. Is it caused by pyridostigmine?

I'm having trouble breathing. Is it caused by pyridostigmine?

Pyridostigmine: not a side effect listed for pyridostigmine....if you're taking the drug read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyridostigmine ...Read more

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How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) help myasthenia gravis?

How does  mestinon (pyridostigmine) help myasthenia gravis?

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 more

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