Gravitor 60 mg is a prescription medicine formulated for decreasing muscle weakness due to myasthenia gravis. Patients who suffer from myasthenia gravis where muscles quickly become tired and weak, and in some cases, muscles are paralysed. The active ingredient of the medicine is Pyridostigmine, which belongs to the class of drugs known as anticholinesterase. It is prescribed to improve nerves impulses in muscles for better functioning of muscles. The medicine makes the muscle stronger so that the muscles are better able to work.
Clinical uses of Gravitor 60 mg
Gravitor works in patients with myasthenia gravis. It is also beneficial for people who have been treated with neuromuscular blocking drugs, and there are low levels of acetylcholine, which is responsible for producing muscle contraction and movement in the body. The active ingredient of the medicine Pyridostigmine benefits such patients by increasing levels of acetylcholine, thereby improving muscle contraction and movement. The medicine works to increase acetylcholine levels specifically at nerve junctions by inhibiting the enzyme called cholinesterase, which is responsible for destroying acetylcholine. The 60 mg medicine has a longer duration of action when it is compared to other drugs used for the same problem. Pyridostigmine was clinically tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating patients with myasthenia gravis.
What would be the dosing instructions?
For treating myasthenia gravis in adults, the dosing regimen must be recommended according to the patient’s condition. The dose and frequency must be determined according to the needs of an individual. The usual dose is Gravitor 60 mg is the recommended dose. The effectiveness and safety of the medicine have not been established in the children; therefore, the medication should not be given to treat children. A comparatively lower dose is required for patients with a kidney disorder.
Possible Side Effects
Get immediate medical help, if you experience any allergic reactions including difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your face, lips, and tongue. Stop using the medicine and talk to your physician if you experience side effects that persist or troubles you. The commonly reported side effects of Gravitor 60 mg include:
- Muscle cramps
- Increased salivation
- Digestion process
- Muscle twitching
- Stomach cramps
- Pupil constriction
- Increased bronchial secretions
Consider talking to your physician to get more information about the side effects fo this medicine as this is not the complete list of side effects, and others may affect you.
- Gravitor 60 mg should not be sued with other medications such as edrophonium, or neostigmine, because of the risk of toxicity.
- If used along with quinine, the effect of quinine on skeletal muscles will be different.
Precautions and Warnings
The safety of Gravitor has not been established in pregnant ladies and women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, the use of Pyridostigmine is not suggested unless the benefits of treatment outweigh the risk to the mother and her baby. It is entirely possible that the medicine is excreted in mother’s milk. It is wise to exercise caution if you breastfeed your baby. Speak to your physician before using the medication.