Myasthenia gravis

Indication for Pyridostigmine

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)
Therapeutic intent: Curative procedure

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

120 mg in 4 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

30 - 120 mg

Dosage regimen

From 7.5 To 30 mg 4 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

Doses of 30 to 120mg are given at intervals throughout the day when maximum strength is needed (for example, on rising and before mealtimes). The usual duration of action of a dose is 3 to 4 hours in the daytime but a longer effect (6 hours) is often obtained with a dose taken on retiring for bed.

The total daily dose is usually in the range of 5–20 tablets but doses higher than these may be needed by some patients.

Active ingredient

Pyridostigmine is an antagonist to cholinesterase, the enzyme which normally destroys acetylcholine. The action of pyridostigmine can briefly be described, therefore, as the potentiation of naturally occurring acetylcholine.

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