Highlights for edrophonium
edrophonium Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- changes in vision
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- problems with balance, talking, walking
- slow or irregular heartbeat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- increase in the need to pass urine
- increased saliva, sweating, tears
- muscle twitch
- nausea, vomiting
- unusually tired or weak
edrophonium May Interact with Other Medications
- medicines that improve muscle strength or tone for conditions like myasthenia gravis
- muscle relaxers used during some procedures, surgery
How to Use edrophonium
This medicine is for injection into a muscle or a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- irregular heartbeat
- stomach obstruction
- trouble passing urine
- an unusual or allergic reaction to edrophonium, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: April 20, 2009