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Mestinon (Generic)
What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.

Mestinon Mestinon

Generic Mestinon (Pyridostigmine) is the premiere medicine for relief of myasthenia gravis. Generic Mestinon works to pacify the chemical that creates nerve impulses in the muscle to help you control your muscle function and manage your myasthenia gravis. For over 50 years, health care professionals have trusted Mestinon to treat myasthenia gravis, and now this medication is available in a cost-saving generic version.

Generic Mestinon may also be marketed as: Mestinon, Pyridostigmine, Pyridostigmine Bromide

*Mestinon® is a registered trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Mestinon 60mg Pills (Generic)

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Uses

Generic Mestinon (Pyridostigmine) is a cholinesterase inhibitor that is used to treat myasthenia gravis and symptoms associated with this illness. Generic Mestinon works by stopping acetylcholine from breaking down, resulting in a positive buildup of the chemical. Acetylcholine is accumulated in order to stop this chemical from sending nerve impulses to the muscles. Generic Mestinon is also used to help military personnel with exposure to nerve gas.

How to take

Take Generic Mestinon at the same time with every treatment. Swallow pill whole. Do not chew, crush or break the tablet. Those with weak stomachs are advices to take Generic Mestinon with food or milk.

Dosage of Generic Mestinon depends on the severity of your condition. Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you.

Do not stop taking this medication without first speaking to your doctor, as suddenly halting treatment may worsen your condition.

Side effects

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.

Stop using Generic Mestinon and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
seizures, severe muscle weakness, muscle twitching, vision impairments, slurred speech, confusion, disorientation, anxiety, panic attacks, and cough with mucus.

Stop taking this medication and call your doctor symptoms of myasthenia gravis worsen or do not improve.

Less serious side effects associated with this medication include:
cold sweats, watery eyes, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, abnormally frequent urination, pale skin, rash, itchy skin, or a warm tingly feeling.

Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication.

Precaution

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Before taking this medication, consult your doctor if you have a history of any of the following medical conditions:
Asthma, kidney disease, liver problems, seizures, heart disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, ulcers or other stomach diseases.

Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant before taking this medication.

Drug interactions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Contact your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before adding Generic Mestinon to your treatment plan:
clidinium, clozapine, methscopolamine, scopolamine, belladonna, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, mepenzolate or glycopyrrolate.

The following medications may also affect treatment with Generic Mestinon, contact your doctor before combining the two:
bronchodilators including: pratropium or tiotropium, any cold medicine, allergy medicine, or sleeping pills that contain an antihistamine; irritable bowel medications, bladder or urinary medications, medicine to treat Alzheimer's dementia, heart rhythm medication, or any steroids.

Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.

Missed dose

Do not take more than your recommended dosage. Take missed doses as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next treatment.

Storage

Keep Generic Mestinon in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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