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DISTINON 60MG TABLET

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Composition FOR DISTINON

Pyridostigmine(60mg)

food interaction for DISTINON

alcohol interaction for DISTINON

pregnancy interaction for DISTINON

lactation interaction for DISTINON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Distinon 60mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Distinon 60mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR DISTINON

Pyridostigmine(60mg)

Uses

Distinon 60mg 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.

How it works

Distinon 60mg tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers which allows free transmission of signals across the nerves and muscles.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal cramp, Excessive salivation, Diarrhoea

COMMON DOSAGE FOR DISTINON 60MG TABLET

Patients taking DISTINON 60MG TABLET

  • 56%
    Thrice A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day
  • 15%
    Four Times A Day
  • 7%
    Once A Day
  • 2%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR DISTINON

7 Substitutes
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    (10 tablets in strip)
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    Rs. 13.30/tablet
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Expert advice FOR DISTINON

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR DISTINON

Pyridostigmine

Q.

Is pyridostigmine a narcotic/steroid/ immunosuppressant/ anticholinesterase?
Pyridostigmine is parasympathomimetic and not a narcotic/ steroid/immunosuppressant. It acts by inhibiting the enzyme called as acetylcholinesterase

Q.

What is pyridostigmine/ pyridostigmine bromide/pyridostigmine 60 mg is used for?
Pyridostigmine 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 pyridostigmine?
Pyridostigmine belongs to the group of medicines called parasympathomimetics

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Does pyridostigmine cause weight gain?
Pyridostigmine causing weight gain is very rare. However consult your doctor if you experience such side effect

Q.

How does pyridostigmine 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.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DISTINON 60MG TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
75%
Can't say
13%
Not effective
13%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

No
60%
Yes
40%

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)