Mestinon (Pyridostigmine Bromide) is a prescription medication used to treat myasthenia gravis, a muscular disease. It contains an active substance called Pyridostigmine which works by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine in your body. Pyridostigmine has been used by military personnel who have been exposed to nerve gas.
This medication is typically used for extreme muscle fatigue. Its effects can be noticed within a few hours. This medication is typically used only once a day and is long-lasting (similar to the functionality of insulin glargine). However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
Mestinon (pyridostigmine bromide tablets, USP) is an orally active cholinesterase inhibitor. Chemically, pyridostigmine bromide is 3-hydroxy-1-methyl pyridinium bromide dimethyl carbamate.
Please note, this medication is not insulin and should not be confused with insulin pens, cartridges or vials.