Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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:
- abdominal cramps
- stomach pain
- increased saliva (drooling) or mucus
- decreased pupil size
- blurred vision
- increased urination
- increased sweating
- watery eyes
- warmth or tingly feeling
- 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.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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)
© 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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