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pyridostigmine/pyr·i·do·stig·mine/ (pir″ĭ-do-stig´mēn) a cholinesterase inhibitor, used as the bromide salt in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and as an antidote to nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents.
MestinonAn oral agent used to manage myasthenia gravis.
• Muscarinic—Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, increased peristalsis, increased salivation, increased bronchial secretions, miosis, diaphoresis; reversed with atropine.
• Nicotinic—Muscle cramps, fasciculation and weakness.
pyridostigmineMestinon® Pharmacology A cholinergic used to manage Pts with myasthenia gravis, including crises Adverse effects ↑ salivation, fasciculation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. See Reversal agent.
pyridostigmineA CHOLINERGIC drug used in the treatment of MYASTHENIA GRAVIS. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Mestinon.
a cholinesterase inhibitor; used as the bromide in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and as an antidote to nondepolarizing muscle relaxants, e.g. tubocurarine.