Friday, May 15, 2015

Anticholinesterase Therapy in the Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

Anticholinesterase Therapy (Mestinon, Prostigmin, Mytelase)

Anticholinesterase drugs include:

- pyridostigmine (brand-name "Mestinon")
- neostigmine (brand-name "Prostigmin")
- ambenonium chloride (brand-name "Mytelase")

In order for a muscle to contract, the nerve sends a message to the muscle through a neurotransmitter chemical, acetylcholine (ACh). The nerve end releases a considerable amount of ACh, which then makes its way through the

Current Treatments For Myasthenia Gravis

Once considered a fatal disease, the symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis (MG) can largely be controlled in most cases. Today there are treatments; including a variety of  drugs and/or surgery, that can help people who suffer from MG lead nearly normal lives.

Having said that, it is important to understand that there isn't one standard treatment for myasthenia gravis. Though a variety of therapies are available, much more is needed to be learned about MG and how it is diagnosed and treated. One thing is true when it comes to the subject of  'myasthenics', the success of one treatment over another is really dependant on the patient. What will be successful for one person, may not work the same way for another. And what works in one part of the body in a patient, may not work for another part of the body.The doctor will no doubt experiment with different