Pyridostigmine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Pyridostigmine?

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• This medicine is used to prevent side effects from nerve gas.

• This medicine is used to treat myasthenia gravis.

• This medicine is used to return function to muscles.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a slow heartbeat, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

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