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Mestinon

Mestinon

SIDE EFFECTS

The side effects of Mestinon (pyridostigmine) are most commonly related to overdosage and generally are of two varieties, muscarinic and nicotinic. Among those in the former group are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, increased peristalsis, increased salivation, increased bronchial secretions, miosis and diaphoresis. Nicotinic side effects are comprised chiefly of muscle cramps, fasciculation and weakness. Muscarinic side effects can usually be counteracted by atropine, but for reasons shown in the preceding section the expedient is not without danger. As with any compound containing the bromide radical, a skin rash may be seen in an occasional patient. Such reactions usually subside promptly upon discontinuance of the medication.

Read the Mestinon (pyridostigmine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

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Read the Mestinon Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions

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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