Pyrostig is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (a disease causing muscle weakness and tiredness), paralytic ileus (paral... View More
Uses of Pyrostig
Side effects of Pyrostig
How to use Pyrostig
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. Pyrostig is to be taken em... View More
How Pyrostig works
Pyrostig increases the levels of acetylcholine (chemical messenger) which allows free transmission of signals across the nerves and muscles.
What if you forget to take Pyrostig?
If you miss a dose of Pyrostig, 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 ... View More
Reversal of neuromuscular blockade, Myasthenia gravis, Paralytic ileus, post-operative urinary retention
Should be taken with food.
Oral Myasthenia gravis Adult: 30-120 mg in divided doses, up to a total daily dose of 0.3-1.2 g. Paralytic ileus and postoperative urinary retentio... View More
Oral Myasthenia gravis Child: <6 yr Initially, 30 mg; 6-12 yr Initially, 60 mg. Doses are repeated throughout the day up to a usual total daily dose o... View More
Renal impairment: Lower initial dose may be needed, titrate to desired effect.
Mechanical GI or urinary obstruction.
Mode of Action
Pyridostigmine bromide facilitates impulse transmission across the myoneural junction by inhibiting the destruction of acetylcholine by acetylcholineste... View More
Patient w/ bronchial asthma, COPD, bradycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, vagotonia, peptic ulcer, epilepsy or parkinsonism, hyperthyroidism. Renal impairmen... View More
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, increased peristalsis and bronchial secretions, miosis, excessive salivation and sweating, abdominal cramps, bradycardia, b... View More
May exacerbate night vision problems w/ anti-glaucoma drugs. Antagonises the effect of non-depolarising muscle relaxants (e.g. pancuronium, vecuronium).... View More
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