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Pyridostigmine is used to treat muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity. It also has a military use as a nerve gas antidote (it has been used in particular during the first Gulf War). more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Myasthenia Gravis
Depression - Teen
Overall, 90% (874 Members) find Mestinon helpful

Mestinon Reviews

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Working / Worked
Use as needed to catch symptoms before they get too bad.
Working / Worked
Taking lots of it, but it works on symptoms. Upsets my stomach tho.
Working / Worked
I think so. I don't think I take it often enough
Working / Worked
Can't live without it.
30% improvement
Working / Worked
I never really could tell if it helped. It always had some kind of side effect that I didn't want to deal with.
Working / Worked
Seemed to work as an adjunct therapy to immunosuppressants and prednisone. It has never worked as a primary and only treatment. When I first started taking it my eyes were very watery. This is no longer a problem.
Working / Worked
Only thing that gets me through the day and helps with eating.
Working / Worked
I am on 180mg's per day and it is helping a lot but I am noticing at about the 3-3 1/2 hour mark that I am counting down to my next dose. I typically have a high tolerance to medication. I have not had any side effects.
Working / Worked
mestinon has helped but still needed to add prednisone
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  1. Discussion: MESTINON
    Every MG patient requires individual dosing with Mestinon. The goal is to find the lowest "effective" dose. Mestinon has many side effects t... [More]
  2. Discussion: MESTINON
    I went into my first crisis with breathing difficulties because I wasn't taking enough mestinon. Doctors are dangerously conservative with mestinon s... [More]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  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]