This medication is a cholinesterase inhibitor used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis. It inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine. It prevents breakdown of acetylcholine in the body, which is needed for muscle functions.
It is not prescribed in patients who are taking mecamylamine, or any other ganglionic blocking agents; known hypersensitivity.
PO- The dose is based on patient’s condition and response to this medication.
The recommended dose is 5mg to 25mg, three to four times in a day.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve disorder, asthma, epilepsy, increase in thyroid hormone, Parkinson’s disease, urinary obstruction, heart, lung disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Most Common:
Excessive salivation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constriction of pupil, urinary urgency, sweating, nausea, increase in bronchial secretions, tears and vomiting.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
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