What is Mestinon used for?
Mestinon is used to treat myasthenia gravis. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease which causes weakened muscles. Mestinon works by preventing the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is needed for normal muscle function.
Mestinon is a prescription drug used to treat myasthenia gravis. Mestinon contains the active ingredient pyridostigmine. Mestinon belongs to a class of drugs called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
Mestinon is available as a tablet in the strengths 60mg (immediate release) and 180mg SR (slow release).
Mestinon 60mg is available as a generic called pyridostigmine.
Mestinon is not an immunosuppressant. Mestinon is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used to treat myasthenia gravis.
Mestinon is taken by mouth with or without food. Your doctor will determine the best dosage for you based on your condition.
Mestinon SR 180mg should be taken whole. It should not be cut, chewed or broken as doing so damages the slow release formulation of the tablet.
Take Mestinon exactly as prescribed.
Some common side effects of Mestinon are:
- Stomach pain
- Muscle cramps
- Increased salivation
- Blurred vision
- Skin rash
Other possible side effects of Mestinon are:
- Slurred speech
- Vision problems
- Weak or shallow breathing
- Extreme muscle weakness
If you experience any serious side effects while taking Mestinon, tell your doctor immediately.
Some possible drug interactions with Mestinon are:
- Some antibiotics
- Some heart rhythm medications
Tell your doctor or pharmacist the full list of all the medications you are taking so they can check for any possible drug interactions.
Mestinon 60mg cost in Canada
100 tabs - $105.99 ($1.06/tab)
200 tabs - $186.00 ($0.93/tab)
Mestinon SR 120mg cost in Canada
30 tabs - $65.99 ($2.20/tab)
60 tabs - $110.98 ($1.85/tab)
90 tabs - $144.99 ($1.61/tab)
120 tabs - $280.86 ($1.56/tab)
Pyridostigmine is generic equivalent to Pyridostigmine and available in 60mg from Canada and India at affordable cost.
Brand Mestinon and Generic Pyridostigmine are available at affordable cost and you can also use coupon code MSTYCD2003 to get $3 off when you buy Mestinon online.
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