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Is it safe to switch to generic mestinon® (pyridostigmine)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Mestinon (pyridostigmine)

If your doctor advised it.

In brief: Mestinon (pyridostigmine)

If your doctor advised it.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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In brief: Yes

It has been years since my patients have actually used brand name mestinon, (pyridostigmine) and the generic is likely quite comparable.
Do not worry about this switch.

In brief: Yes

It has been years since my patients have actually used brand name mestinon, (pyridostigmine) and the generic is likely quite comparable.
Do not worry about this switch.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

If you buy generic medications at a reputable pharmacy, in general they will be chemically the same as trade-name medications.
This is not necessarily true at all for medications that are obtained online or from foreign suppliers. So be careful! read labels, and check with your physician if you have questions. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) can be critically important for patients with myasthenia gravis.

In brief: Yes

If you buy generic medications at a reputable pharmacy, in general they will be chemically the same as trade-name medications.
This is not necessarily true at all for medications that are obtained online or from foreign suppliers. So be careful! read labels, and check with your physician if you have questions. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) can be critically important for patients with myasthenia gravis.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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