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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

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Overall, 90% (797 Members) find Mestinon helpful

Mestinon Reviews

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4x/day to prevent slurred speech. Effective within 30 min of taking it. Now taking 10 mg prednisone along with Mestinon and seems to have negative effect on length of time Mestinon effects last.
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I think it is helping
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Don't know if this is causing more of the nausea or the Cellcept.
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it has been helpful, but increases body heat.
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It works for me, but notice when it's time for the next dosage. I take 20 mg every 8 hrs, and a time release capsule of 120 mg at bedtime. This helps for getting me moving in the morning instead of not having any energy to get moving out of bed.
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Couldn't live with out it.
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Works, but could be better.
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It's working. Side effects: runaway twitching occasionally, stomach upset if not taken with food, one episode (so far) of extremely painful stomach cramping when I first moved up to 60 mg.
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I guess its working, my lighter symptoms have seemed to get better but my more major symptoms still persist.
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Just started. It has helped somewhat.
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  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]