Pyridostigmine Bromide

Pyridostigmine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain which allow easy transmission of signals across the body. Pyridostigmine is essential for the treatment of myasthenia gravis and it is also used in the military for military personnel who have been exposed to nerve gas.

Generic Mestinon

Pyridostigmine Bromide

Gravitor SR, Distinon


Sun Pharma, Samarth Life Sciences

Tablet, Sustained Release Tablet

60 mg, 180 mg

India, UK



Pyridostigmine is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, paralytic ileus, post-operative urinary retention and reversal of effect of skeletal muscle relaxant after surgery. Pyridostigmine also improves communication between nerve impulses and muscle movement

How it Works

Pyridostigmine affects chemicals in the body that are involved in the communication between nerve impulses and muscle movement. Pyridostigmine works by slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine when it is released from nerve endings. Which means that there is more acetylcholine available to attach to the muscle receptors, and this improves the strength of the muscles in the body.

Common Side effects

Some of the potential side effects of Pyridostigmine can include the symptoms below;

Abdominal cramp,
Excessive salivation,

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