Generic Name: ambenonium (am ben OH nee um)Brand Names: Mytelase Chloride
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.
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.
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 are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
Parkinson's disease; or
a bladder or bowel obstruction.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether ambenonium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
This medication is usually given every 3 or 4 hours during the day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
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.Store ambenonium at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose symptoms may include severe diarrhea, muscle twitching, anxiety, sweating, and cough or breathing problems.
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using ambenonium unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
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;
dizziness, spinning feeling; or
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.
Before taking ambenonium, tell your doctor if you are taking any form of belladonna. You may not be able to use ambenonium, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can interact with ambenonium. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.