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Mytelase


Mytelase

Generic Name: Ambenonium (am-be-NOE-nee-um)Brand Name: Mytelase

Mytelase is used for:

Treating myasthenia gravis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Mytelase is a cholinesterase inhibitor. It works by improving nerve impulses in muscles so that the muscles are better able to work.

Do NOT use Mytelase if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Mytelase
  • you are taking quinine, quinidine, atropine, belladonna, ganglionic blocking agents (eg, mecamylamine), or cholinergic agents (eg, guanidine)
  • you have a blockage of your stomach, intestine, or bladder

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Mytelase :

Some medical conditions may interact with Mytelase . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have heart problems (eg, heart block, slow heartbeat), Parkinson disease, a urinary tract infection, asthma, or kidney problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mytelase . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Atropine, belladonna, ganglionic blocking agents (eg, mecamylamine), quinine, or quinidine because effectiveness of Mytelase may be decreased
  • Cholinergic agents (eg, guanidine) because the risk of side effects may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Mytelase may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Mytelase :

Use Mytelase as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Mytelase may be taken with or without food. Take with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • If you miss a dose of Mytelase , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mytelase .

Important safety information:

  • Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Mytelase .
  • Use Mytelase with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Use Mytelase with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Mytelase , discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Mytelase during pregnancy. It is unknown if Mytelase is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Mytelase .

Possible side effects of Mytelase :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); diarrhea; fainting; increased production of saliva; increased sweating; muscle weakness; nausea; small pupils; stomach cramps; tremor; trouble speaking or swallowing; vision changes; vomiting; weakness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; fainting; increased production of saliva; increased sweating; muscle weakness; nausea; small pupils; stomach cramps; tremor; trouble breathing; trouble speaking or swallowing; vision changes; vomiting; weakness.

Proper storage of Mytelase :

Store Mytelase at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Mytelase out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Mytelase , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Mytelase is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Mytelase . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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