Generic Mestinon (Pyridostigmine)
Mestinon
Mestinon is used to treat myasthenia gravis or intestinal atony and atonic constipation, it works increasing muscle tone of smooth muscles in different organs.
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Product Description
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Common use

Mestinon contains pyridostigmine bromide and is used to treat myasthenia gravis. The medicine inhibits acetylcholinesterase and increases effects of acetylcholine. It improves neuromuscular transmission, increases gastrointestinal motility, increases muscle tone of the bladder, bronchi, and secretion of exocrine glands, causes bradycardia, miosis, spasm of accommodation.



Dosage and direction

To treat intestinal atony and atonic constipation take orally 60 mg every 4 hours, to treat acute myasthenia gravis use 60-180 mg of the medication 2-4 times a day. Te dose may be increased by your doctor. Swallow the pills whole, do not crush, chew or break extended-release tablets. Do not take double dose of this medication. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.



Precautions

Inform your doctor if you have asthma or kidney disease. Your dose may be increased by your doctor. Follow all recommendations of your health care advisor. Inform your doctor about your hypotension, acute myocardial infarction, ulcers in stomach and duodenum, bradycardia, diabetes, stomach surgery, pregnancy.



Contraindications

This medication cannot be used in patients with peritonitis, and a bladder or bowel obstruction. Do not take Mestinon if you have been treated by depolarizing muscle relaxants (suxametone, dekametone), have hypersensitivity to Mestinon, suffer with iritis, asthma, obstructive ileus, a spasm of gastrointestinal tract, spasm of biliary or urinary tract, myotonia, Parkinson's disease, thyrotoxicosis (excess thyroid hormone production), post-operative shock, in pregnant women.



Possible side effect

Allergic reactions to the medication are possible, their symptoms include hives, skin rash, difficulty breathing, facial swelling. More serious adverse reactions are severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, extreme muscle weakness, problems with vision, muscle cramps or twitching, drop in blood pressure, excessive salivation, frequent urination, drop in blood pressure, bradycardia, miosis, convulsions, muscle twitching, myasthenia gravis.



Drug interaction

Atropine reduces effects of Mestinon. Mestinon used together with the depolarizing muscle relaxants, barbiturates and morphine derivatives increases their effects. Mestinon is contraindicated for use with ethanol. M-cholinoblockers, ganglioplegic drugs, quinidine, procainamide, local anesthetics, tricyclic antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, and drugs for Parkinson's disease decrease effects of Mestinon.



Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose.



Overdose

Signs of overdose are nausea, vomiting, extreme muscle weakness, diarrhea, sweating, and muscle cramps, or weakness, involuntary defecation and urination, intestinal colic. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the symptoms listed in this section.



Storage

Store in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Doxycycline

Active Ingredients:

  • Doxycycline

Action mechanism and therapeutic effect of the medication:

Doxycycline is half-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. Doxycycline exerts bacteriostatic action associated with suppressing the synthesis of proteins on ribosomes in microbial cell. Doxycycline is active against aerobic gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus spp, Bacillus anthracis, Listeria monocytogenes; aerobic bacteria:Clostridium spp.

Medical indications: Doxycycline is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by sysceptible microorganisms:

  • ENT infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Infections of the upper and lower respiratory system
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Urogenital infections
  • Syphilis (when unable to take penicillin)
  • Some respiratory or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Plague
  • Cholera
  • Certain types of pneumonia
  • Chlamydia
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Typhus fever
  • Tick fever
  • Gonorrhea
  • Lyme disease
  • Anthrax infection treatment
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Malaria treatment

Doxycyline contradictions, precautions and warnings:

Doxycycline is contraindicated for use in:

  • Hypersensitivity to doxycycline and other components of the medication
  • Severe liver diseases
  • Severe kidney diseases
  • History of pseudo-membranous colitis
  • Pregnancy (Doxycycline is a pregnancy category D meaning that it can cause significant damage to the fetus)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Frequent yeast infections

Doxycyline side effects:

As with any other drug, side effects can occur with Doxycyline. However, it does not mean that everyone who takes the medicine will experience these adverse effects. In most cases the preparation is well tolerated. The most common Doxycycline side effects include:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Photo-sensitivity
  • Nausea

If any side effects occur during the treatment make sure to consult your health care provider immediately. If you are unsure about anything related to Doxycyline, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug interaction:

Doxycyline can potentially interact with the following groups of drugs:

  • Aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or iron products
  • Bile-acid sequestrant cholesterol drugs
  • Barbiturates
  • Peniccilins
  • Oral typhoid vaccine
  • Birth control pills
  • Anti-diarrheal drug (Bismuth subsalicylate)
  • Bipolar disorder treatment (Carbamazepine)
  • HIV treatment (Maraviroc)
  • Retinoids
  • Blood thinners (Warfarin)
  • ACE inhibitor (Quinapril)
  • Aldosterone antagonist (Eplerenone)
  • Opioid pain killer (Fentanyl)
  • Anticonvulsant (phenytoin)

It is possible that all drug interactions are not presented above. For this reason, we recommend you to talk with your health care provide about drug interactions with Doxycyline which may apply to you.

Additional information for the patients:

The preparation should be taken according to your doctor's recommendations. Never take the drug for conditions which are not presented in the the drug's leaflet. Try to keep the medicine out of the reach of children.