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Generic Name
Pyridostigmine Bromide
Trade Name
Mestinon
Manufacturer
ICN
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • parasympathomimetic with anti-cholinesterase activity for treatment of myasthenia gravis.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • As it is ionized it doesnot cross the placenta in significant amounts.
  • I.V. use can cause premature labor.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Compatible with breast feeding.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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