Highlights for neostigmine
neostigmine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-changes in vision\n-chest pain\n-difficulty moving\n-feeling dizzy, faint\n-irregular, slow heartbeat\n-low blood pressure\n-seizure\n-unusually weak\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-diarrhea\n-increase in the need to pass urine\n-increased saliva\n-increased sweating\n-muscle twitch\n-nausea\n-stomach cramps, gas
neostigmine May Interact with Other Medications
- antibiotics like kanamycin, neomycin, streptomycin\n-antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold, sleep\n-medicines for heart arrhythmias\n-medicines that cause muscle relaxation\n-other medicines that improve muscle strength or tone\n-some medicines to cause sleep in surgery or to numb pain
How to Use neostigmine
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.\n\nTalk 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:\n-asthma\n-difficulty passing urine\n-heart disease\n-infection in abdomen, peritonitis\n-irregular, slow heartbeat\n-kidney disease\n-seizures\n-stomach obstruction or ulcers\n-thyroid disease\n-vagotonia\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to neostigmine, bromides, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.\n\nWear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nStore at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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Last Updated: July 10, 2009