Prostig is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (a disease causing muscle weakness and tiredness), paralytic ileus (paraly... View More
Uses of Prostig
Side effects of Prostig
How to use Prostig
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Prostig may be taken with ... View More
How Prostig works
Prostig is a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor. When taken by mouth it increases the level of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger in the brain, by sup... View More
What if you forget to take Prostig?
If you miss a dose of Prostig, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
Myasthenia gravis, Paralytic ileus, Post-op urinary retention, Reversal of nondepolarising neuromuscular blockade
Parenteral Myasthenia gravis Adult: 0.5-2.5 mg by IM or SC inj, doses are given at intervals according to response up to a total daily dose of 5-20 mg... View More
Parenteral Myasthenia gravis Child: <12 yr 0.2-0.5 mg, repeated at suitable intervals throughout the day. Paralytic ileus and postoperative urinary... View More
Renal impairment: Dose adjustment may be required.
Mechanical GI or urinary tract obstruction, peritonitis.
Mode of Action
Neostigmine reversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase and thus potentiates the nicotinic and muscarinic effects of acetylcholine. This facilitates the tr... View More
Patient w/ bronchial asthma, CV disorders (e.g. bradycardia, recent MI, hypotension), peptic ulcer disease, vagotonia, epilepsy, parkinsonism, hyperthyr... View More
Allergic: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis Neurologic: Dizziness, convulsions, loss of consciousness, drowsiness, headache, dysarthria, miosis and vi... View More
May reduce effects of anticholinergics. May increase effects of cholinergic agonists. Increased risk of bradycardia with digoxin, diltiazem, verapamil o... View More