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

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Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
4/26/2013 10:22:11 AM

Reviewer: rexidemrlgod, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Diagnosed 2 years ago. Taking 1 60 mg tablet 3 times a day. Apart from a few bowel problems to begin with there has been no side effects. Now living a normal life. My symptoms included double vision, difficulty in swallowing, neck muscles ceased to work, speech poor. Now all gone. Wonderful drug.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
2/26/2013 3:15:12 PM

Reviewer: HEYLADY, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
it used to work for the first 6-8 months...now i have to take it every 2 hrs and it stopped helping.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
2/18/2013 8:31:35 AM

Reviewer: Luana, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Mestinon for more than 18 months. I am having a reaction of severe twitching, diarrhea, muscle weakness during the twitching. My neurologist has decreased ny dose by increments and in 2 weeks I have not noticed any change. I don't get any sleep and the only thing that seems to help is clonazapam. I have had myasthenia for 10 years and it is limited to my eyes.

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
1/14/2013 2:42:55 PM

Reviewer: prtimothea, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Diagnosed MG,non-oc, 3/12, after year of illness & several specialists. Started 60mg 1/2 tab, 3/day. Now increased to 5/day. Med begins to wear off at 2 1/2 hrs. Gone by 3 hrs, leaving extreme dry eyes & leg cramps. No meds in night =s leg/feet extreme cramping. Mild dizziness. Neurologist reluctant to prescribe higher dosage. Threatens steroids which I am resisting. Will do so until crisi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Myasthenia Gravis
6/29/2012 11:23:11 PM

Reviewer: izzie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Diagnosed with MG Ocular in Jan.2011. Mestinon 60mg 4x/day had immediate and positive results. In April 2012, experienced double vision for the first time. Dosage was increase to 6x daily, which stopped the double vision, but began to experience severe diarrhea attacks, that came on suddenly. This stopped temporarily with immodium AD. However, the attacks are sudden and daily. More frequent ... Show Full Comment

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