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Table of Contents > Drugs >  Ambenonium
Ambenonium
Pronunciation
Brand Names
Therapeutic Categories
Reasons not to take this medicine
What is this medicine used for?
How does it work?
How is it best taken?
What do I do if I miss a dose?
What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
What are the common side effects of this medicine?
What should I monitor?
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
How should I store this medicine?
General statements

Pronunciation
(am be NOE nee um)

Brand Names
Mytelase® Caplets®

Therapeutic Categories
Cholinergic Agonist

Reasons not to take this medicine

  • If you have an allergy to ambenonium or any other part of the medicine.
  • If you are taking atropine, any atropine-like medicine, or mecamylamine.


What is this medicine used for?

  • This medicine is used to treat myasthenia gravis.


How does it work?

  • Ambenonium stimulates muscle activity.


How is it best taken?

  • Take as directed by healthcare provider.


What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to your regular schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose or extra


What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

  • Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
  • If you are 65 or older, you may have more side effects.
  • Use caution if you have a seizure history, a stomach ulcer or bleeding, any heart disease, lung disease, Alzheimer's disease, or Parkinson's disease. Talk with healthcare provider.
  • Be careful in hot weather.
  • Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
  • Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
  • Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.


What are the common side effects of this medicine?

  • Belly pain, cramps, nausea, burping, increased spit, or diarrhea.
  • Dizziness and feeling tired. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects you.
  • Headache. Mild pain medicine may help.
  • Flushing or sweating.


What should I monitor?

  • Watch for change in symptoms. Is condition better, worse, or about the same?
  • Follow up with healthcare provider.


Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

  • Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Flushing or sweating that you are not able to tolerate.
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Any rash.
  • No improvement in condition or feeling worse.


How should I store this medicine?

  • Store tablets in a tight container at room temperature.


General statements

  • Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
  • Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs, vitamins).


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