Pyridostigmine

Pyridostigmine helps to decrease muscle weakness caused by myasthenia gravis.

Pyridostigmine Overview

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Pyridostigmine is a prescription medication used to decrease muscle weakness caused by myasthenia gravis. Pyridostigmine is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which works by increasing neuromuscular transmission.  

This medication comes as a tablet, extended release tablet, and syrup. Depending on the formulation, it may be taken once, twice, or three times a day.  

Pyridostigmine is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into a muscle (IM) or vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of pyridostigmine include upset stomach, drooling, vomiting. 

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Uses of Pyridostigmine

Pyridostigmine is a prescription medication used to decrease muscle weakness caused by myasthenia gravis.

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

Pyridostigmine Brand Names

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

Pyridostigmine Drug Class

Pyridostigmine is part of the drug class: