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Mestinon

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6.1  Effectiveness
6.5  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 12 Mestinon side effects and 4 Mestinon benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is pyridostigmine and is available in tablet form. The brand name of this medication is Mestinon. It functions as an active cholinesterase inhibitor, and is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis.

The active ingredient of this medication is Pyridostigmine and inactive Ingredient is tribasic calcium phosphate. It is manufactured by Vagal Mestinon.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Mestinon, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 12.5% 0% 75% 12.5% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 12.5% 62.5% 12.5% 12.5%
Blood Pressure 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 12.5% 62.5% 12.5% 12.5%
Confidence 0% 25% 37.5% 12.5% 25%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 12.5% 50% 12.5% 25%
Digestion 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 12.5% 0% 75% 0% 12.5%
Energy 12.5% 25% 25% 25% 12.5%
Eyesight 0% 25% 62.5% 12.5% 0%
Memory 0% 25% 62.5% 0% 12.5%
Mental Clarity 0% 12.5% 50% 25% 12.5%
Pain 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 37.5% 62.5% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 12.5% 12.5% 62.5% 12.5% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 12.5% 12.5% 62.5% 0% 12.5%
Stress Level 12.5% 12.5% 62.5% 0% 12.5%
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Commonly Reported Mestinon Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 42.9% 42.9% 14.3% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 62.5% 25% 0% 12.5% 0%
Cold Symptoms 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 37.5% 50% 0% 12.5% 0%
Dizziness 75% 12.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Fatigue 37.5% 37.5% 12.5% 0% 12.5%
Headache 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 12.5%
Increased Urination 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0% 16.7%
Insomnia 57.1% 28.6% 0% 14.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Muscle Fatigue 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0% 16.7%
Nausea 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Skin Rash 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 42.9% 14.3% 28.6% 14.3% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Mestinon Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Back Pain 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Cataracts 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Change in Behavior 71.4% 28.6% 0% 0% 0%
Diabetes 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Discolored Urine 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Edema 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Insomnia 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 62.5% 25% 12.5% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sweating 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Mestinon
Since taking Mestinon Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Hospitalization 22.2%
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User Comments about Mestinon
10 May 2014 A combination of Lecithin 1200 mgm (Choline) and Manganese l0 mom twice daily has, I believe helped me as much as or more than Mestinon.
   —Posted by Mortimer Levy
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28 Jul 2011 I just wished it could be given in lesser doses, every 3 hrs of day is cumbersome!
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