Icon of syrup and raspberry What is Mestinon?

Mestinon is a medication that may be useful
in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG).

Unlike most other MG treatments, Mestinon is available as a syrup. This allows accurate dosage adjustment, an important consideration for doctors when treating MG since dosing and frequency depend on the needs of each patient. If your myasthenia gravis causes difficulty swallowing, ask your healthcare provider to consider Mestinon’s syrup formulation as a treatment option.

Remember to talk to your doctor and ask if Mestinon syrup could be right for you.

Symptoms of MG may include drooping of one or both eyelids, blurred or double vision, a change in facial expression, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, impaired speech, and weakness in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, and neck. Similar to how MG symptoms differ from person to person, treatment for MG is not one-size-fits-all.

Are you living with MG or know someone who is? This infographic highlights key facts about the condition.

Ready to talk to your doctor about your MG treatment?

Starting the conversation can be challenging, but there are resources available to help you share your symptoms and experience with others. Click here for materials that can help you manage your MG.

 

Indication

Mestinon® (pyridostigmine bromide) is useful in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, (an immune disorder causing muscle weakness and a tendency to get tired).

Important Safety Information
  • Do not use MESTINON if you have medical conditions known as mechanical intestinal obstruction or urinary obstruction. MESTINON should be used with caution if you have bronchial asthma.
  • If you experience increased muscle weakness, contact your doctor immediately as it could be a sign of a very serious condition.
  • Every patient has an individualized dose of MESTINON. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions carefully, especially if you have problems with your kidneys. Tell your doctor about any side effects that you may experience.
  • It is not known if MESTINON is safe to use during pregnancy and breast feeding.
  • The most common side effects of MESTINON are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, increased wavelike movement of the muscle walls of the organs of the gastrointestinal track such as the esophagus and the intestines, increased salivation, increased bronchial (lung) secretions, contraction of the pupil of the eye, and increased sweating. Other common side effects are muscle cramps, muscle twitches, and weakness. An occasional patient may see a skin rash.
  • It is not known if MESTINON is safe and effective in children

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also contact Bausch Health Customer Service at 1-800-556-1937.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information for MESTINON.

Indication

Mestinon® (pyridostigmine bromide) is useful in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, (an immune disorder causing muscle weakness and a tendency to get tired).

Important Safety Information
  • Do not use MESTINON if you have medical conditions known as mechanical intestinal obstruction or urinary obstruction. MESTINON should be used with caution if you have bronchial asthma.
  • If you experience increased muscle weakness, contact your doctor immediately as it could be a sign of a very serious condition.
  • Every patient has an individualized dose of MESTINON. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions carefully, especially if you have problems with your kidneys. Tell your doctor about any side effects that you may experience.
  • It is not known if MESTINON is safe to use during pregnancy and breast feeding.
  • The most common side effects of MESTINON are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, increased wavelike movement of the muscle walls of the organs of the gastrointestinal track such as the esophagus and the intestines, increased salivation, increased bronchial (lung) secretions, contraction of the pupil of the eye, and increased sweating. Other common side effects are muscle cramps, muscle twitches, and weakness. An occasional patient may see a skin rash.
  • It is not known if MESTINON is safe and effective in children

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also contact Bausch Health Customer Service at 1-800-556-1937.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information for MESTINON.

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