Stay Alert for Meds That May Worsen Myasthenia Gravis
About 60,000 people in the US have myasthenia gravis and will need your help to ensure safe med use.
This chronic, autoimmune disease can cause bouts of muscle weakness almost anywhere in the body...from drooping eyelids or double vision to difficulty swallowing or breathing.
Prevent mix-ups with common treatments. Most patients with myasthenia gravis will be on pyridostigmine (Mestinon)...along with immunosuppressants (mycophenolate, prednisone, etc).