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General Information on Ambenonium

Generic Name : Ambenonium

Pronunciation : am-bee-NO-nee-um

Latest prescription information about Ambenonium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Cholinesterase Inhibitor

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ambenonium

International- Mytelase.

Why is Ambenonium Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

When should Ambenonium not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It is not prescribed in patients who are taking mecamylamine, or any other ganglionic blocking agents; known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ambenonium?

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.

How should Ambenonium be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ambenonium?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Ambenonium?

  Most Common: Excessive salivation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constriction of pupil, urinary urgency, sweating, nausea, increase in bronchial secretions, tears and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Ambenonium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ambenonium?

Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.

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Wangmo1980, Bhutan

My wife is suffering from ocular mystenia gravis and she is taking mestonin, but she want to shift to mystelase since it has less adverse effect. Therefore i want to know where i can able to purchase this drugs in India. Thanks

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