pyridostigmine


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pyridostigmine

 [pir″ĭ-do-stig´mēn]
an anticholinesterase; used as the bromide salt in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and as an antidote to nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents such as tubocurarine.

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.

Mestinon

An oral agent used to manage myasthenia gravis.

Adverse effects
• Muscarinic—Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, increased peristalsis, increased salivation, increased bronchial secretions, miosis, diaphoresis; reversed with atropine.
• Nicotinic—Muscle cramps, fasciculation and weakness.

pyridostigmine

Mestinon® Pharmacology A cholinergic used to manage Pts with myasthenia gravis, including crises Adverse effects ↑ salivation, fasciculation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. See Reversal agent.

pyridostigmine

A CHOLINERGIC drug used in the treatment of MYASTHENIA GRAVIS. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Mestinon.

pyridostigmine

a cholinesterase inhibitor; used as the bromide in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and as an antidote to nondepolarizing muscle relaxants, e.g. tubocurarine.
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Bolesnici sa MG sa visokim rizikom za prolongiranu postoperativnu mehanicku ventilaciju Advanced diseasdUznapredovala bolest Myasthenia gravis foundation class II or higher/A/G klase > II Myasthenia gravis > 6 years/A/G > 6 godina History of steroids requirements for myasthenia gravis/Upotreba kortikosteroida u terapiji MG History of myasthenia gravis-induced respiratory insufficiency/Respiratorna insuficijencija uzrokovana MG Vital capacity< 2,9 Witalni kapacitet < 2,91 Pyridostigmine dose > 750 mg/day/Doza Pyridostigmina > 750 mg/dan Maximum expiratory force < 40-50 cm[H.
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Maier studied the effect of autonomic system on the ghrelin and found that atropine alone significantly reduced fasting ghrelin levels, whereas under pyridostigmine alone did not alter ghrelin levels.
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The foundation of the initial treatment will probably be pyridostigmine.
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