Active Ingredient(s): Pyridostigmine
FDA Approved: * April 6, 1955
Category: Myasthenic Syndrome

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Mestinon Overview

Pyridostigmine is a medication used to treat myasthenia gravis.[1] It is also used together with atropine to end the effects of neuromuscular blocking medication of the non-depolarizing type.[2] It is typically given by mouth but can also be used by injection.[2] The effects generally begin within 45 minutes and last up to 6 hours.[2] Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, and abdominal pain.[2&...

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I would like to hear what side effects others have while taking this medication, I'm not sure if I was prescribed this medication for the right reason. ## I have Myasthenia Gravis and, have been on it since 1999. It helps my muscles through out the day and, also my eyes. I don't know what you are taking it for....Side effects esp. when you just start it is having to go to the bathroom a lot, then it tends to go away after getting adjusted to it. It may make you groggy, it just depends on the person...and, reason taken. I used to live in Concord, California but now live in Clovis, New Mexico and, miss the area Hope to hear from you. Sincerely, Kathy Lynne Cook ## Mestinon contains the active ingredient Pyridostigmine, it is used to reverse the effect of some anesthetics after sur...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 5mg/ml
  • Syrup: 60mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 60mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 180mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Mestinon: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0187-3010 Mestinon 60 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-3012 Mestinon 60 mg/5ml Oral Syrup by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-3013 Mestinon 180 mg Extended Release Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC

Other drugs which contain Pyridostigmine or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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