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Review: could Mestinon cause Multiple sclerosis?

Summary: Multiple sclerosis could be caused by Mestinon, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, also take Baclofen, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 1,326 people who have side effects while taking Mestinon from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Mestinon

Mestinon (latest outcomes from 1,428 users) has active ingredients of pyridostigmine bromide. It is often used in myasthenia gravis.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,809 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 1,326 people reported to have side effects when taking Mestinon. Among them, 4 people (0.30%) have Multiple Sclerosis. They amount to 0.00% of all the 280,061 people who have Multiple Sclerosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Mestinon reports

Time on Mestinon when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

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

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis100.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Mestinon ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 25.00%)
  2. Pain (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Baclofen (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Avonex (3 people, 75.00%)
  3. Zantac (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Inderal (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Celebrex (2 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Started on doxycycline for possible infection. After about 7 to 8 days of doxycycline use, myasthenia symptoms became severe. Will discontinue use of doxycycline,

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Sleep walking and severe dizziness

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • My daughter was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis approx 8 months before her death. Her neurologist diagnosed her and prescribed Imuran and Mestinon. She was referred to Pain Mgmt where she was prescribed Robaxin. What would the results of taking these medications together?

    Reply

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