|Chemical name: Pyridostigmine
Brand name: Regonol
Typical dosage: 60mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Regonol is a medication used to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants and to strengthen muscles. Regonol is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an injection.
Regonol is a medication that contains the active ingredient Pyridostigmine. Regonol is used to strengthen muscles and to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants after anesthesia from surgery.
Regonol is typically given in the hospital. It increases the levels of a chemical called acetylcholine in the muscles to improve muscle function.
Side effects are rare when taking Regonol, however upset stomach and muscle cramps can occur.
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While some Medicare plans may not cover Regonol, some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may cover generic Pyridostigmine.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Pyridostigmine.
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Regonol is very well tolerated in most people who take it.
Side effects that could indicate a more serious reaction include stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, excess saliva, pupil constriction, sweating, muscle cramps, twitching, weakness and slowed heartbeat.
Regonol is given as an injection into a vein, usually in the hospital. You will be monitored closely after receiving the medication.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.