Neostigmine

Neostigmine Overview

Reviewed: October 3, 2013
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Neostigmine methylsulfate is a prescription medication used to reverse the effects of nerve blocking drugs that are used during surgery. Neostigmine methylsulfate belongs to a group of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors which help to increase a natural chemical in your body that stimulates muscle movement.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects include a slower heart beat, nausea, and vomiting.

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Uses of Neostigmine

Neostigmine methylsulfate is a prescription medication used to reverse the effects of nerve blocking drugs that are used during surgery.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
 

Neostigmine Brand Names

Neostigmine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Side Effects of Neostigmine

Common side effects of neostigmine methylsulfate include a slower heart beat, nausea, and vomiting.

This is not a complete list of neostigmine methylsulfate side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.