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Mytelase Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Mytelase Chloride
Generic Name: ambenonium (Pronunciation: am ben OH nee um)
- What is ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- What are the possible side effects of ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- How should I take ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mytelase)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mytelase)?
- What should I avoid while taking ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- What other drugs will affect ambenonium (Mytelase)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is ambenonium (Mytelase)?
Ambenonium affects chemicals in the body that are involved in the communication between nerve impulses and muscle movement.
Ambenonium is used to treat the symptoms of myasthenia gravis.
Ambenonium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ambenonium (Mytelase)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- severe diarrhea;
- muscle twitching; or
- cough with sputum (mucus).
Less serious side effects may include:
- sweating or urinating more than usual;
- drooling, watery eyes;
- warmth or tingly feeling;
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
- blurred vision;
- dizziness, spinning feeling; or
- muscle cramps.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Mytelase (ambenoium chloride) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about ambenonium (Mytelase)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ambenonium, or if you are using certain medications.
Be sure your doctor knows if you use: mecamylamine, (Inversine), atropine (Atreza, Donnatal, Sal-Tropine, Lomotil, Lomocot, and others), blood pressure medications, or a diuretic (water pill).
Before using ambenonium, tell your doctor if you have asthma, Parkinson's disease, or a bladder or bowel obstruction.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication. You may be asked to keep a daily record of when you took each dose and how long the effects lasted. This will help your doctor determine if your dose needs to be adjusted.
Additional Mytelase Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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