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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Mestinon Oral.

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67 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
7/23/2014 4:27:05 PM

Reviewer: Tjustick, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have muscle cramping...severe pains in the stomach....and diarrhea. I am only on it a week so am hopeful the side effects will lesson with time. The side effects are a bit scarey. I experience double vision, trouble swallowing, and I choke a lot on my saliva. This med hasn't improved those symptoms much.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
7/3/2014 2:42:53 PM

Reviewer: MG Mama, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Suggested dose every 5 hours. Started at 5pm had severe stomach cramps and diarrhea by 6:30. Second dose at 10pm up several times through the night with diarrhea and cramps. Woke at 7am took 3rd dose. By 8:30 I had lost control of my tongue and could barely speak which I found out was an allergic reaction. The treatment was worse than the symptoms of the disease.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
12/8/2013 3:45:03 PM

Reviewer: bermudagal, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been on generic Mestinon-Pyridostimine for several years, after taking Mytelase for a longtime. Mytelase worked much better for me but caused extreme constipation, that is why a doctor recommended pyridostigmine was taking 30mg three times a day. I developed acid reflux and was put on a few different anti-acid meds, found one that worked called Dexilant, but this was disallowed by my insurance ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
9/22/2013 2:56:12 PM

Reviewer: Anne Marie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I began with liquid Mestinon at 1/4 dose ( 15mg ) 3 x day and worked up slowly to a full dose of 60mg 3x day. I was having trouble waking up exhausted so my doc added the Timespan Mestinon that is 180mg and lasted for 12 hours. To the three doses I take. The dose of 60 mg lasts only 4 hrs. Doc says and suggests this routine : 60 mg....... at. 8am....12 noon......and finally at 4 pm. Then I ta ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
8/31/2013 7:20:22 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

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