neostigmine bromide - oral, Prostigmin
GENERIC NAME: NEOSTIGMINE BROMIDE - ORAL (nee-oh-STIG-min)
BRAND NAME(S): Prostigmin
USES: Neostigmine is used to improve muscle strength in patients with a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis). It works by preventing the breakdown of a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) in your body. Acetylcholine is needed for normal muscle function.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Taking this medication with food or milk may help to decrease side effects.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Talk with your doctor about how you respond to the medication and about when you feel the most tired or weak so that your doctor can make the proper dosage changes.Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed. Doing so may increase the risk of serious side effects.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if the medication stops working well.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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