Mytelase

DRUG DESCRIPTION

MYTELASE, brand of ambenonium chloride, is [Oxalylbis (iminoethylene)] bis[(ochlorobenzyl) diethylammonium] dichloride, a white crystalline powder, soluble in water to 20 percent (w/v).

Inactive Ingredients: Acacia, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Gelatin, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Starch, Sucrose.

What are the possible side effects of ambenonium (Mytelase Chloride)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe diarrhea;
  • muscle twitching; or
  • cough with sputum (mucus).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • sweating or urinating more than usual;
  • drooling, watery eyes;
  • warmth or tingly feeling;
  • ...

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What are the precautions when taking ambenoium chloride (Mytelase)?

Before taking ambenonium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other anticholinesterase medications (e.g., neostigmine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, seizures, a certain nerve disorder (vagotonia), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), Parkinson's disease, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., blockage, severe constipation, ulcer, megacolon), urinary blockage, heart disease (e.g., slow/irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease).

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SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, increased saliva/mucus, decreased pupil size, increased urination, or increased sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: new or increased muscle cramps/weakness/twitching, new or increased difficulty swallowing, slow heartbeat, dizziness, headache.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking ambenonium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other anticholinesterase medications (e.g., neostigmine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, seizures, a certain nerve disorder (vagotonia), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), Parkinson's disease, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., blockage, severe constipation, ulcer, megacolon), urinary blockage, heart disease (e.g., slow/irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease).

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This drug may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Mytelase Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Mytelase Chloride

Generic Name: ambenonium (Pronunciation: am ben OH nee um)

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What is ambenonium (Mytelase)?

Ambenonium affects chemicals in the body that are involved in the communication between nerve impulses and muscle movement.

Ambenonium is used to treat the symptoms of myasthenia gravis.

Ambenonium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ambenonium (Mytelase)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe diarrhea;
  • muscle twitching; or
  • cough with sputum (mucus).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • sweating or urinating more than usual;
  • drooling, watery eyes;
  • warmth or tingly feeling;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
  • blurred vision;
  • anxiety;
  • dizziness, spinning feeling; or
  • muscle cramps.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about ambenonium (Mytelase)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ambenonium, or if you are using certain medications.

Be sure your doctor knows if you use: mecamylamine, (Inversine), atropine (Atreza, Donnatal, Sal-Tropine, Lomotil, Lomocot, and others), blood pressure medications, or a diuretic (water pill).

Before using ambenonium, tell your doctor if you have asthma, Parkinson's disease, or a bladder or bowel obstruction.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication. You may be asked to keep a daily record of when you took each dose and how long the effects lasted. This will help your doctor determine if your dose needs to be adjusted.

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