Medicine Overview of Distinon Tablet
Distinon 60 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis
, paralytic ileus
, post-operative urinary retention and reversal of effect of skeletal muscle relaxant after surgery.
Side Effects of Distinon are Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal cramp, Excessive salivation, Diarrhoea.
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. Distinon 60 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Distinon 60 mg Tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers which allows free transmission of signals across the nerves and muscles.
In Depth Information on Distinon Tablet
- Do not start or continue the pyridostigmine medication if you are allergic to pyridostigmine or any other ingredient in the medicine.
- Do not take pyridostigmine if you have recently had coronary obstruction (heart attack); slow heart beat or any other heart condition; asthma; or stomach ulcer.
- Avoid taking pyridostigmine if you have fits (epilepsy) or Parkinson’s disease; an overactive thyroid gland; bladder or bowel obstruction.
Distinon Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Distinon 60 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Distinon 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Distinon 60 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Distinon 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Distinon 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Distinon 60 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Distinon 60 mg Tablet, 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 regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Distinon Tablet
Q. Is Distinon a narcotic/steroid/ immunosuppressant/ anticholinesterase?
Distinon is parasympathomimetic and not a narcotic/ steroid/immunosuppressant. It acts by inhibiting the enzyme called as acetylcholinesterase
Q. What is Distinon/ Distinon bromide/Distinon 60 mg is used for?
Distinon is used to treat neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness (myasthenia gravis), paralytic ileus and postoperative urinary retention, reversal of neuromuscular blockade
Q. What class is Distinon?
Distinon belongs to the group of medicines called parasympathomimetics
Q. Does Distinon cause weight gain?
Distinon causing weight gain is very rare. However consult your doctor if you experience such side effect
Q. How does Distinon work/ treat myasthenia gravis?
It works by inhibiting the enzyme called as acetylcholinesterase and thus allows free transmission of nerve impulses across the neuromuscular junction.
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