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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Myasthenia Gravis
783
90%
Depression - Teen
1
100%
Overall, 90% (784 Members) find Mestinon helpful
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Mestinon Reviews

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Currently taking both regular and time-release dosages. It works to alleviate the symptoms some days better than others.
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this is working so far i have few breaks in my vision . but im hoping it helps more once its been in my system for awhile
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Significantly better with some remaining symptoms. - its still early, we will see.
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It helps when my symptoms are mild. it improves my double vision and i can tell when is wearing off 3 1/2 hours later. When my symptoms are worse i don't think it helps too much.
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I take Mestinon 60mg three times a day. Without this medication, I would not be able to function on a day to day basis.
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Works well. Only take the liquid as the pills are terrible for the stomach.
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Keeps symptoms down
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For the first week on Mestinon, I had diarrhea but my neurologist recommended that i ate when i took the pills and since then i haven't had any side effects. Now, i am able to take the pills without eating and I don't have nay side effects.
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Mestinon has helped general weakness, ptosis, and most of the vertical diplopia.
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Mestinon 60mg PO TID; adjusted to my individual case. Side effects are minimal after a month of therapy.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: mestinon
    Not water. AIR! They dicked around with my mestinon in hospital on discaharge day! I am going to Samar a MG coalition or whatever to allow us to co... [More]
  2. Discussion: mestinon
    Maybe I care too much.....maybe I get too involved.....but anyone here who believes they have MG and are not on mestinon are depriving themselves of... [More]
  3. Discussion: Mestinon
    It can make you kinda sweaty. It also can upset your stomach and give you diarrhea. Or as I like to call it, "The Mestinon Boogie!" :) I thi... [More]
  4. Discussion: Mestinon
    Thanks Marie, I will add this to our Link's Group under the discussion "Mestinon." The second article is also a good overview of treatment... [More]
  5. Discussion: Mestinon
    I see so many of you discuss Mestinon. What class of med is it? Does it have a lot of side effects? Is it prescribed freely or is it more of a last re... [More]