Mestinon (Oral)

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Mestinon (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Mestinon (Oral)

Mestinon (Oral) Medication Classification


Mestinon (Oral) Brandname

Mestinon, Mestinon Timespan

Mestinon (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Pyridostigmine Bromide (peer-id-oh-STIG-meen BRO-mide) Treats myasthenia gravis (a muscle disease.

When To Not Use Mestinon (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to pyridostigmine.

How Should You Use Mestinon (Oral)

Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • You may take this medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush or chew before swallowing.
  • Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Mestinon (Oral) Storage

Store Mestinon (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Mestinon (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Mestinon (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
  • Avoid taking other medicines that make you sleepy such as sleeping pills, cold or allergy medicine, strong pain killers, or tranquilizers (Thorazine®, Mellaril®).

Mestinon (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have asthma, heart disease, an enlarged prostate, or intestinal or urinary blockage. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may cause confusion or blurred vision. Be careful when driving a car or using machinery.

Mestinon (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Seizures
  • Trouble breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nervousness
  • Muscle cramps or twitching
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Increased saliva
  • Anxiety
  • Watering eyes

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