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

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73 Total User Reviews

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1-5 of 69 Next»
Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
9/28/2015 1:34:40 PM

Reviewer: Ron MG, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this drug since 1993. At first (6 mos) the muscle spasms were wild. After that, the body absorbed easily and fatigue eased. I take 60mg in the morning with food, 2-3 PM and before I go to sleep. I sleep for 6-7 hours regularly.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
9/10/2015 7:52:03 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Doctors promised I would be good as new with combo drugs first vist back one month later doing good but all sorts of things started weird things they said um, that's odd must be the med s let's wait and see. Comeback in thre months .went back in three months with even more pain and deep depression ( doctors ) um that's not typical of mg lets up the doses. See you in six month. Return ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
7/24/2015 9:28:21 AM

Reviewer: tramp, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
only problem is i have an irregular heart rhythm and i read it is a side effect of mestinon.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
6/5/2015 6:52:13 AM

Reviewer: BrandyD, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on Mestinon for 3 weeks. I have had some strange reactions to it. I have decreased appetite. I have also not been able to eat eggs that are not baked into something, tortilla/corn chips and most spic foods. Any of these foods combined with the meds, I get a headache and become dizzy. When I first began taking the meds, I had stomach cramps, leg cramps and nausea. After increasing m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
1/24/2015 6:22:51 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been diagnosed with MG since 1995. Main issues are with vision. However, sometimes experience muscle fatigue. I avoid taking at night as it disrupts my sleep with muscle twitching and stomach cramps. What works best for me is a 2 60mg tabs first thing in the morning. Followed by a 180mg Timespan. Also, don't forget to eat. Large dose at once will cause stomach cramps. However, ... Show Full Comment

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