Distinon Tablet 10’s belongs to the group of medicines called cholinesterase inhibitors used to treat myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness). Besides this, Distinon Tablet 10’s also streats paralytic ileus (a rare form of constipation), postoperative urinary retention, and prophylaxis to military exposuree to any nerve poisoning gas.
Myasthenia gravis is a long term neuromuscular disease that leads to musculoskeletal weakness caused by excess activity of a cprotein.cholinesterase protein
Tablet contains ‘Pyridostigmine’ which works by stopping the excessive cholinesterase activity (an enzyme required for the breakdown of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine) involved in communication between nerve impulses and muscle movements.
Thereby, Tablet 10’s helps in proper muscle functioning and prevents muscle weakness.
Take Distinon Tablet 10’s 30-60 minutes before food. Swallow Tablet 10’s as a whole; do not crush or chew the tablet. You are advised to take Tablet 10’s for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition.
In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sweating, cough with mucus, rash, muscle cramps, and blurred vision.
Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.
Inform your doctor before taking Tablet 10’s if you have asthma, high blood pressure, glaucoma, breathing problems, coronary obstruction, stomach ulcer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, or kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking Tablet 10’s if you are pregnant before taking Tablet 10’s if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Tablet 10’s may cause dizziness and vision problems; so, drive or operate machinery only if you are alert. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Tablet 10’s as it may cause increased dizziness. Tablet 10’s can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor; the dose depends upon the child’s age.
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Uses of Distinon Tablet 10’s
Myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
Distinon Tablet 10’s belongs to the group of medicines called cholinesterase inhibitors used to treat myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness). Tablet 10’s works by stopping the excessive activity of cholinesterase, thereby helps the muscles to work properly.
Additionally, Tablet 10’s is also used to treat paralytic ileus (a rare form of constipation), postoperative urinary retention, and prophylaxis to soman nerve agent poisoning.
Tablet 10’s affects the chemicals in the body which are involved in communication between nerve impulses and muscle movements. Thereby, Distinon Tablet 10’s helps in treating myasthenia gravis.
Directions for Use
Take Distinon Tablet 10’s 30-60 minutes before food. Swallow tablet form of Tablet 10’s as a whole; do not crush or chew the tablet. The dose and duration of Tablet 10’s can vary depending upon your condition. Your doctor will decide the dose and frequency of the medicine you will take.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Distinon Tablet 10’s
Like all medicines, Tablet 10’s can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, increased salivation (drooling), sweating, cough with mucus, rash, muscle cramps, and blurred vision are the common side-effects of Tablet 10’s. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.
WHAT IS DISTINON 60MG?
DISTINON 60MG contains Pyridostigmine which belongs to a group of medicines known as cholinesterase inhibitors.
Tablet is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (a disease-causing muscle weakness and tiredness), paralytic ileus (paralysis of intestinal muscles), postoperative urinary retention, and reversal of effect of skeletal muscle relaxants after surgery.
Tablet works by reducing and improving muscle weakness. It should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably at the same time each day.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. You should never stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Some common side effects of using this medication are nausea, excessive salivation, diarrhea, blurred vision, shortness of breath, watery eyes, abdominal pain, and altered frequency of urination.
Some other side effects that may be seen with it include sweating, headache, runny nose, and heartburn. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, avoid doing any such work that requires focus and attention, such as driving or operating any machinery.
Before taking Distinon Tablet, it is better to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney problems, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, or stomach disorders. Your blood pressure may decrease after taking this medicine, so it is better to monitor it and consult your doctor if it bothers you.
This medicine may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding, before taking this medicine.
WHAT DISTINON 60MG IS USED FOR?
it is used treat patients who suffer from myasthenia gravis where muscles quickly become tired and weak and, in severe cases, the muscles may become paralysed
DISTINON 60MG is also used to treat some rare forms of constipation (paralytic ileus) and inability to pass urine after an operation
DISTINON 60MG contains Pyridostigmine which belongs to group of medicines known as cholinesterase inhibitors. It is used to treat myasthenia gravis. This medicine stops the excessive activity of cholinesterase and in this way help muscles to work properly.
Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder that weakens the skeletal muscles used in the movement of the body. It is caused by excessive activity in the body of a protein called cholinesterase. This medicine is also used to treat some rare forms of constipation (paralytic ileus) and inability to pass urine after an operation.
It inhibits the destruction of acetylcholine by cholinesterase and thereby permits freer transmission of nerve impulses across the neuromuscular junction.
Take DISTINON 60MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney problems, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, or stomach disorders, pregnant or breastfeeding.
Your doctor will give the dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. The common side effects are stomach upset, diarrhoea and vomiting.
BENEFITS OF TABLET
In Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder that leads to weakness of muscles that are under our control, such as those of the eyes, face, and swallowing. It can result in double vision, drooping eyelids, trouble talking, and trouble walking.
It happens due to impaired coordination between muscles and nerves. Tablet makes this coordination between nerves and muscles better and relieves the symptoms. As a result, your muscle strength is improved and you are able to lead a better life.
In Paralytic ileus
Paralytic ileus is the obstruction of the intestines due to improper functioning of the nerves and muscles in the intestine that impairs digestive movement. Tablet induces contractions in the intestinal muscles and improves their function.
As a result, there is better movement of food and this treats the obstruction. Take it as advised by the doctor and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
In Post-operative urinary retention
After an operation, there may be problems in emptying the bladder. This may be due to disturbed coordination of nerves and muscles of the bladder. Tablet helps to improve this problem and treats post-operative urinary retention effectively.
In Reversal of effect of skeletal muscle relaxant after surgery
Skeletal muscle relaxants are given to induce anesthesia and to carry out surgical or certain diagnostic procedures. This blocks the conduction of signals between nerves and muscles. After the surgery, Tablet is given to reverse this effect and cause muscle contraction again to restore normal function.
Distinon Tablet 10’s belongs to the pregnancy category C. Please consult your doctor before taking Distinon Tablet 10’s if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.
Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking Distinon Tablet 10’s if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking Distinon Tablet 10’s.
Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking Distinon Tablet 10’s.
Q. Does Distinon Tablet cure myasthenia gravis? For how long do I need to take it?
Distinon Tablet helps reduce and improve muscle weakness and hence relieves the symptoms of myasthenia gravis but does not cure it. The length of time for which you have to take Tablet will depend on your needs. You should not stop taking Tablet until and unless advised by your doctor, even if you start feeling better.
Q. Will Tablet have any effect on my baby if I am breastfeeding?
A very small quantity of Tablet passes into breast milk, which may or may not affect your baby. Ask your doctor if you can continue to breastfeed your baby.
Q. Can I take Tablet for constipation?
No, Tablet should not be taken for any type of constipation. It is used only when constipation occurs due to paralysis of the intestine and strictly on prescription by the doctor.
Q. Who should not take Tablet?
Distinon Tablet should not be taken by patients who are allergic to it. It should also be avoided by patients who are constipated or cannot urinate, unless the doctor has advised to use this medicine. This is because Tablet is only used to treat certain types of constipation and inability to pass urine.
Q. What should I do if I have accidentally taken more than the required dose?
You should immediately seek help at a nearby hospital or contact your doctor urgently. An excess dose of Tablet may cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, salivation, blurred vision, excessive weakness, difficulty in breathing, and even paralysis.
Q. Is Distinon Tablet a steroid?
No, Distinon Tablet is not a steroid. It belongs to anticholinesterases group of medicines. Tablet works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine.
Q. Does Distinon Tablet have any abuse potential?
No, there is no evidence that Tablet has abuse potential.
Q. Does it cause weight gain?
No, Tablet does not cause weight gain. If you experience weight gain, it may be due to inactivity related to muscle weakness in myasthenia gravis.
Q. Is Distinon Tablet safe to use?
Yes, Tablet is safe if used according to the doctor’s advice. You should not exceed the dose as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to drive if I have taken Tablet?
Distinon Tablet may cause blurred vision, and therefore you should limit driving until you know how it affects you.