Mestinon SR (Pyridostigmine)
Mestinon SR
Pyridostigmine Bromide
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Mestinon is commonly used for extreme muscle fatigue (mayathenis gravis).

This medication should be taken only once per day and typically starts to take effect within a few hours. Your doctor or pharmacist may recommend a different schedule suitable for you. To maintain effectiveness, you should take it regularly and continuously.

Important: Follow as directed on the label or advised by your physician. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. This medication should not be crushed or chewed.

Side Effects

This medication should be taken with food and may irritate the stomach. Avoid alcohol, coffee or spicy food when using this Mestinon.

Other side effects may include:

  • cramps
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • salivation
  • heavy perspiration

Each patient may have a different reaction when taking this medication. If you feel you are experiencing any side effects (separate from the ones mentioned above), consult with your doctor or pharmacist who can determine whether the issue is related to the medication.

Storage

This product should be stored at room temperature. Place in a secure location away from children. This medication should not be exposed to moisture, excessive heat or direct sunlight. Ensure leftover medication is exposed of safely.

General information

Speak to your doctor if:

  • if you have a history of any other medical conditions
  • smoke
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • if you have any existing allergies (including other medications)
  • if you are taking any other vitamins, supplements and non-prescription products