3 patient evaluations for Pyridostigmine

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Apr 8, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for double vision (diplopia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excess mucus)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: The doctor prescribed way too much for me initially. I was to take 60 mg every four hours, well by the second dose I had 120 mg and I was rigid, weak, could not form words with my mouth and tongue, I sounded like I inhaled helium, my face muscles were not working together....I hyperventilated and my anxiety shot through the roof !A trip to the ER, with several IV's and a re-evaluation over the phone with the doc. I now take 1/2-1 30mg tablet as needed. I am monitoring symptoms...no vision improvement but it does help with speaking, choking and neck pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: excess mucus

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Aug 19, 2008 (Started Dec 17, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for atrophy of upper body muscles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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