Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Pyridostigmine trade name Mestinin is a parasympathomimetic and a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor.
Pyridostigmine is used to treat muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity. Pyridostigmine bromide has been FDA approved for military use during combat situations as an agent to be given prior to exposure to the nerve agent Soman in order to increase survival. Used in particular during the first Gulf War, pyridostigmine bromide has been implicated as a causal factor in Gulf War syndrome.
Pyridostigmine sometimes is used to treat orthostatic hypotension [dizzy spells]. It has also been used in chronic axonal polyneuropathy.
It is also being prescribed 'off-label' for the postural tachycardia syndrome as well as complications resulting from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Common side effects include
- Abdominal cramps
- Increased salivation
- Increased bronchial secretions
- Constricted pupils
- Facial flushing due to vasodilation
- Erectile dysfunction
On Jan, 06, 2017 1,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Mestinon.
Among them, 15 people (0.83%) have Hallucination
On Dec, 9, 2015: 1,337 people reported to have side effects when taking Mestinon. Among them, 13 people (0.97%) have Death.
Time on Mestinon when people have Death :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years|
Gender of people who have Death when taking Mestinon :
Age of people who have Death when taking Mestinon :
Top conditions involved for these people :
- Myasthenia gravis (3 people, 23.08%)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (2 people, 15.38%)
- Osteoporosis (1 people, 7.69%)
- Muscular weakness (1 people, 7.69%)
- Dementia alzheimer's type (1 people, 7.69%)
The source of the experienceeHealthme
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Nervous system disease