Prostigmin is a prescription medication that is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis. This medication works by improving nerve impulse transmissions in order to allow the muscles to be function properly.
Prostigmin should be stored in an area that is protected from heat and moisture. Keep Prostigmin tablets in an area that is at room temperature.
Before you begin taking Prostigmin it’s important to let your doctor know if you: are allergic to any medicines, foods, or other substances; are taking any medications (prescription or non-prescription); are planning to become pregnant or are pregnant; or if you have a heart blockage, a slow heartbeat, a blockage of the intestines, or a urinary tract obstruction or infection.
Prostigmin may cause side effects of drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision; use with caution if you are required to drive or do any tasks that require you to be awake, alert and coherent until you know how Prostigmin affects you.
Patient Family Information : Prostigmin is a prescription medication that should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed for you. When taking Prostigmin, follow the directions on your prescription label. If your prescription is unclear, contact your healthcare provider for more information. This medication may be taken with food to reduce stomach upset.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you are taking certain drugs such as succinylcholine, procainamide, or a quinine derivative you should not take this medication.
Sever Side Effects : Severe Side Effects: serious allergic reaction; fainting; increased muscle weakness; interrupted breathing; irregular heartbeat; seizures; or vision changes.
Common Side Effects: abdominal cramps; diarrhea; difficulty speaking; dilation of pupils; dizziness; drowsiness; excess saliva; frequent urination; gas; headache; increased sweating; joint pain; muscle twitching; weakness.
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