Mestinon (Pyridostigmine Bromide) is prescription medication used to treat a certain muscle disease called myasthenia gravis. Mestinon contains the active substance Pyridostigmine is a class of drugs called a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by preventing the breakdown of a certain natraul substance (acetylcholine) in your body. Pyridostigmine is also used in military personnel who have been exposed to nerve gas. Take Mestinon exactly prescribed.
We currently have the brand Mestinon is manufactured in Canada or Turkey. Mestinon comes with two forms: 60 mg tablets and 180 mg SR tablets. Generic Pyridostigmine is also called Distinon manufactured by Samarth Life in India.
Mestinon Side Effects
The most common side effects of Mestinon ophthalmic include:
• Abdominal pain;
• Blurred vision;
If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately:
• Difficult breathing;
• Loss of movement in any part of your body;
• Slurred speech;
• Vision problems;
• Worsening symptoms of myasthenia gravis;
Do not take Mestinon if you are allergic to Pyridostigmine or any other ingredients in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before, especially if you have:
• Asthma or COPD;
• Intestinal/stomach blockage;
• Kidney or lung disease;
• Slow/irregular heartbeat;
• Urinary blockage;
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements. This may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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