Myasthenic Syndrome

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Myasthenic Syndrome Overview

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a long-term neuromuscular junction disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. The most commonly affected muscles are those of the eyes, face, and swallowing. It can result in double vision, drooping eyelids, and difficulties in talking and walking. Onset can be sudden. Those affected often have a large thymus or develop a thymoma.Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease of the neuro-muscular junction which results from antibodies that block ...

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Pyridostigmine for myasthenia gravis

Is this the only medication for treating myasthenia gravis? ## I was only asking if there was anything else a person can take other than Pyridostigmine because it is expensive. I have been told in the past that it was the only medication so was wondering if there was anything new in the past few years. I have been on it for probably around 10 years. ## No, there are others that can be used, it is usually just the first choice, since it works so well for many people, without causing a lot of unwanted side effects. Immunosuppressant can be used to treat Myasthenia Gravis according to this article about treatment options. (Click the highlighted text.),medications, such as the corticosteroid Prednisone, may also be used, as well as monoclonal antibody therapies. However, I don't know ho...

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Is Mestinon the right drug for me?

I would like to hear what side effects others have while taking Mestinon. I'm not sure if I was prescribed this medication for the right reason. ## I have Myasthenia Gravis and, have been on it since 1999. It helps my muscles through out the day and, also my eyes. I don't know what you are taking it for....Side effects esp. when you just start it is having to go to the bathroom a lot, then it tends to go away after getting adjusted to it. It may make you groggy, it just depends on the person...and, reason taken. I used to live in Concord, California but now live in Clovis, New Mexico and, miss the area Hope to hear from you. Sincerely, Kathy Lynne Cook ## Mestinon contains the active ingredient Pyridostigmine, it is used to reverse the effect of some anesthetics after surgery, a...

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White Round Cor 128

White round scored tablet imprinted with cor 128 ## I located the pill in description to be Pyridostigmine bromide (60 mg). NDC: 64720-0128 Manufacturer: Corepharma Inactive Ingredients: Colloidal Silicon Dioxide Anhydrous Lactose Stearic Acid Pyridostigmine is used to treat muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity. To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you.

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round pill cot 128

white round pill ## I believe I located a match to a white round pill with COR 128 on one side and nothing on the other. Click here to see a picture of the pill. If this is your pill it's Pyridostigmine bromide 60 mg, which is used to treat muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity. To learn mroe click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do.

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