II. Indications

III. Components

  1. Neostigmine
  2. Pyridostigmine

IV. Mechanism

  1. Anticholinesterase medications

V. Dosing

  1. Mestinon 60-120 mg every 3-4 hours
  2. Doses exceeding 120 mg q3 hours are not more effective

VI. Adverse effects (Especially at higher dose)

  1. Gastrointestinal side effects
  2. Muscle Fasciculations
  3. Eye tearing

VII. Efficacy

  1. Not often effective as monotherapy in Myasthenia Gravis

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Cost: Medications

mestinon (on 5/18/2016 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
MESTINON 180 MG TIMESPAN Generic $13.44 each

Ontology: Mestinon (C0700005)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D011729
English mestinon, Mestinon