NEOSTIGMINE (nee oh STIG meen) can help with muscle strength. It is used to treat myasthenia gravis.
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
feeling dizzy, faint
irregular, slow heartbeat
low blood pressure
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
increase in the need to pass urine
stomach cramps, gas
antibiotics like kanamycin, neomycin, streptomycin
antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold, sleep
medicines for heart arrhythmias
medicines that cause muscle relaxation
other medicines that improve muscle strength or tone
some medicines to cause sleep in surgery or to numb pain
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
difficulty passing urine
infection in abdomen, peritonitis
stomach obstruction or ulcers
an unusual or allergic reaction to neostigmine, bromides, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
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