Pyridostigmine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
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.
Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Symptoms of overdose
clumsiness or unsteadiness
increase in bronchial secretions or watering of mouth (excessive)
increasing muscle weakness (especially in the arms, neck, shoulders, and tongue)
muscle cramps or twitching
nausea or vomiting (severe)
shortness of breath, troubled breathing, wheezing, or tightness in chest
stomach cramps or pain (severe)
unusual irritability, nervousness, restlessness, or fear
unusual tiredness or weakness
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
increased watering of mouth
nausea or vomiting
stomach cramps or pain
Frequent urge to urinate
increase in bronchial secretions
unusually small pupils
unusual watering of eyes
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.