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Mestinon

Aka: Mestinon
  1. Indications
    1. Myasthenia Gravis
  2. Components
    1. Neostigmine
    2. Pyridostigmine
  3. Mechanism
    1. Anticholinesterase medications
  4. Dosing
    1. Mestinon 60-120 mg every 3-4 hours
    2. Doses exceeding 120 mg q3 hours are not more effective
  5. Adverse effects (Especially at higher dose)
    1. Gastrointestinal side effects
    2. Muscle Fasciculations
    3. Eye tearing
  6. Efficacy
    1. Not often effective as monotherapy in Myasthenia Gravis
Medication Costs
mestinon (on 10/13/2016 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
MESTINON 180 MG TIMESPAN Generic $10.93 each
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Mestinon (C0700005)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D011729
English mestinon, Mestinon
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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