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Mestinon (pyridostigmine) inhibits the destruction of acetylcholine by cholinesterase and thereby permits freer transmission of nerve impulses across the neuromuscular junction. Pyridostigmine is an analog of neostigmine (Prostigmin®), but differs from it in certain clinically significant respects; for example, pyridostigmine is characterized by a longer duration of action and fewer gastrointestinal side effects.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/15/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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