Myasthenia gravis:

Indications for MESTINON TIMESPAN:

Myasthenia gravis.

Adult:

Usually: 1–3 tabs 1–2 times daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Intestinal or urinary obstruction.

Warnings/Precautions:

Bronchial asthma. Monitor for cholinergic and myasthenic crisis, differentiate and treat (see literature). Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

Cholinesterase inhibitor.

Interactions:

Reversal of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants. Antagonized by atropine.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, increased salivation and bronchial secretions, miosis and diaphoresis, muscle cramps, fasciculation and weakness.

How Supplied:

Tabs—100, 500; Syrup—pt; Timespan—100