Pyodistig

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Pyodistig Information

Pyodistig is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Myasthenia Gravis are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Pyodistig have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Pyodistig. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Pyodistig can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Pyodistig are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Pyodistig is Severe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Pyodistig related warnings talks about Pyodistig's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Peptic Ulcer, Parkinson's Disease must refrain from the use of Pyodistig since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Pyodistig contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Pyodistig may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Pyodistig, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Pyodistig Benefits & Uses

Pyodistig is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Pyodistig Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 60 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 60 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Pyodistig Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pyodistig is used -

Severe

  • Bronchospasm
  • Bradycardia

Moderate

  • Blurred vision

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramp
  • Excessive mouth watering
  • Diarrhoea

Pyodistig Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Pyodistig safe for pregnant women?


    Pyodistig shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Pyodistig safe during breastfeeding?


    Pyodistig has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pyodistig on the Kidneys?


    Pyodistig rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pyodistig on the Liver?


    Side effects of Pyodistig on the liver are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Pyodistig on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Pyodistig for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Pyodistig with Other Drugs

Pyodistig should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Pyodistig Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pyodistig unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Pyodistig

  • Is this Pyodistig habit forming or addictive?


    Pyodistig does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Pyodistig, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Pyodistig can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    There are no side effects of Pyodistig, so it is safe for use.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Pyodistig for mental disorders.

    No

Pyodistig Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Pyodistig


    Taking Pyodistig with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Pyodistig


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Pyodistig and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pyridostigmine Bromide

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 108

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1067-1069



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