Rapid Rx Quiz: Myasthenia Gravis Treatments

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


March 15, 2022

Pyridostigmine should be used with caution in patients with asthma, epilepsy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, recent myocardial infarction, hypertension, vagotonia, hyperthyroidism, and dysrhythmia. Atropine and epinephrine should be immediately available to treat hypersensitivity reactions resulting from therapy. Therapy should be discontinued if symptoms of excess cholinergic activity occur. Anticholinesterase sensitivity may develop for brief or prolonged periods.

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