This medication is an anticholinesterase, prescribed for decreasing muscle weakness resulting from myasthenia gravis. It works by improving nerve impulses in muscles so that the muscles are better able to work.
Contraindicated in patients with gastrointestinal or urinary obstruction.
Adult- PO- Myasthenia gravis- The recommended dose is 0.3-1.2 g/day in divided doses.
It comes as a tablet, and syrup to take by mouth. It usually is taken once, twice, or several times a day with food.
• Caution needed for patients with history of kidney impairment, pregnancy and breastfeeding, epilepsy, bronchial asthma, slow heartbeat, abnormal heart rhythms, recent coronary occlusion, overactive thyroid, peptic ulcer, recent bladder/intestinal surgery.
• Care should be taken in the use of atropine for counteracting side effects.
• It may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Muscle cramps, muscle twitch and weakness.
• Gastrointestinal: Increased saliva formation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.
• Eye: Contraction of the pupil.
• Miscellaneous: Increased sweating.
Avoid taking 2 doses at a time.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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