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.

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Diagnosed with M.G. by hosp. Specialist by symptoms and Tensilon. Neg. EMG and bloods. Responded to Mestinon (pyridostigmine) and Prednisone. Can't get treatment.

There is more to. this than the tests that you mentioned. There a number of labs to consider and there is such a thing as seronegative MG (all labs negative and doubt from everybody). In the cases of seronegative MG, a single finger EMG helps confirm the diagnosis. Not all neurologists are trained in single fiber EMG and the ones that are typically did advanced EMG training. You may have to see a major center. Read more...

How long is mestinon (pyridostigmine) active in your system once taken?

3-6 hours. Hi. For the regular Mestinon (pyridostigmine) (immediate release), the effect generally lasts 3 to 6 hours. For the extended release, it's about 8 to 12 hours. I hope it's helping your MG. Good luck! Read more...

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...

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...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

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...

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...

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...