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Mytelase

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/5/2017
Mytelase Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 6/15/2016

Mytelase (ambenonium chloride) works by preventing the breakdown of a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) in your body and is used to treat the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. Acetylcholine is needed for normal muscle function. Common side effects of Mytelase include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • stomach pain
  • increased saliva (drooling) or mucus
  • decreased pupil size
  • blurred vision
  • increased urination
  • increased sweating
  • watery eyes
  • warmth or tingly feeling
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • spinning feeling, or
  • muscle cramps

For the patient with moderately severe myasthenia, from 5 mg to 25 mg of Mytelase three or four times daily is an effective dose. Mytelase may interact with belladonna. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Mytelase should be used only if prescribed. This drug may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Mytelase (ambenonium chloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Mytelase Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • 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;
  • anxiety;
  • dizziness, spinning feeling; or
  • muscle cramps.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Mytelase (Ambenoium Chloride)

Mytelase Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse effects of anticholinesterase agents such as MYTELASE (ambenoium chloride) usually result from overdosage and include muscarinic effects such as excessive salivation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, miosis, urinary urgency, sweating, nausea, increase in bronchial and lacrymal secretions, and vomiting, and nicotinic effects such as muscle cramps, fasciculation of voluntary muscles, and rarely generalized malaise with anxiety and vertigo. (See OVERDOSAGE.)

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Mytelase (Ambenoium Chloride)

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© Mytelase Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Mytelase Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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