Review: could Mestinon cause Multiple Sclerosis?


Summary

Multiple sclerosis is reported only by a few people who take Mestinon. We study 1,818 people who have side effects while taking Mestinon from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Mestinon

Mestinon has active ingredients of pyridostigmine bromide. It is often used in myasthenia gravis. (latest outcomes from Mestinon 1,919 users)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, memory loss, gait disturbance (latest reports from 409,739 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

1,818 people reported to have side effects when taking Mestinon.
Among them, 5 people (0.28%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mestinon cause Multiple sclerosis?

Gender of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Mestinon *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Mestinon *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 75 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Gait Disturbance (1 person, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Baclofen (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Avonex (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Inderal (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Effexor (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Celebrex (2 people, 40.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Myasthenia Gravis (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Dyspnoea (3 people, 60.00%)
  • Nausea (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Influenza Like Illness (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Asthenia (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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