Patient information for Mestinon that has been reviewed by a physician - includes a description, dosage information, and instructions.
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Additionally, it is applied to military personnel who have been exposed to nerve gas. Mestinon alters bodily chemicals that are involved in the transmission of nerve impulses and muscle movement. Myasthenia gravis symptoms are managed with mestinon. Mestinon may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pay close attention to your doctor's instructions regarding when and how much medication to take. Detailed Mestinon dosage information An extended-release tablet should not be chewed, crushed, or broken. Never take this medication in excess of what is advised or for an extended period of time. Observe every instruction on the prescription drug label. Ask your pharmacist for a dose-measuring device if you don't have one already. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Mestinon. The canister of moisture-absorbing preservative that comes with this medication should be kept with the tablets in their original container. Utilize the provided dosing syringe, a dose-measuring spoon, or medicine cup to measure liquid medications. Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature. Take it in whole. If taking this medication causes stomach upset, take it with food or milk. The amount and timing of this medicine is extremely important to the success of your treatment. This will enable your doctor to decide whether your dose needs to be changed. It might be necessary for you to keep a daily log detailing when you took each dose and how long the effects lasted. You might have to take a brief break from taking the medication. For the best outcomes, your doctor might occasionally adjust your dose.
Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. If the time for your next scheduled dose is almost up, skip the missed dose. When you remember, take the missed dose.
Sweating, diarrhea, stomach cramps, blurred vision, drooling, and weak or shallow breathing are just a few of the overdose symptoms that can occur. Get immediate medical help or dial 1-800-222-1222 for poison help. Worsening muscle weakness, or no change in your myasthenia gravis symptoms, may also be signs of overdose.
For medical guidance on side effects, contact your doctor. Typical negative effects could be: If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention right away: hives; trouble breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Effects of Mestinon (more information) If you experience any of these serious side effects from Mestinon, stop using it right away and contact your doctor. There may be other side effects; this is not a comprehensive list. You can contact the FDA to report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088. Extreme muscle weakness, loss of movement in any part of your body, shallow or weak breathing, slurred speech, vision issues, or worsening or stagnation of myasthenia gravis symptoms are all possible symptoms. stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, twitching muscles, sweating, increased salivation, a mucus-filled cough, rash, or blurred vision.
Drug interactions with Mestinon (more info) Patient resources Patient Information Mestinon (Pyridostigmine Liquid) Mestinon (Pyridostigmine Tablets) Other brands Regonol Professional resources Prescribing Information Other Formulations Mestinon Timespan Relate Other drugs may interact with pyridostigmine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Any new or discontinued medications should be disclosed to all of your healthcare providers.
What are the side effects of Mestinon?
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, increased saliva/sweating, runny nose, decreased pupil size, or increased urination may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
How much Mestinon should I take?
The usual dose is 1 to 4 tablets (60 – 240mg) per day. The usual dose is 15 – 60mg per day. The frequency of these doses may be varied according to the needs of the patient. There are no specific dosage recommendations for Mestinon in elderly patients.
Who should not take Mestinon?
You should not use Mestinon if you are allergic to it, or if you have a bladder or bowel obstruction. To make sure you can safely take Mestinon, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: asthma; or. kidney disease.
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