Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Distigmine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Distigmine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Distigmine even when there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Distigmine unless instructed by the doctor.
Take Distigmine on an empty stomach half an hour before breakfast everyday.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- Parkinson's disease
- heart disease
- stomach ulcers
- epilepsy (fits)
- indigestion or heartburn
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Distigmine.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have or ever had any of these conditions:
- blockage of the intestines or bladder
- poor blood circulation
- severe constipation
- asthma or other long-term breathing problems
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while being treated with Distigmine.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Distigmine is used to treat urination problems which may occur after an operation or after childbirth. It helps you to pass urine more easily and more completely.
Distigmine is also used to prevent or treat paralysis of the digestive tract, which may occur after an operation in the abdominal area.
Distigmine may also be used to treat a muscle weakening disease known as myasthenia gravis.
What side effects could I experience?
Distigmine may cause stomach pain, muscle twitches, cough, urge to urinate, increased sweating and salivation.
You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking Distigmine for the first time. This is normal and should improve gradually as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position. If you feel dizzy, lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Less commonly, Distigmine may cause other side effects. Alert your doctor if you experience unusual problems while being treated with Distigmine.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- high blood pressure or heart medicines such as atenolol, propranolol and similar medicines
- muscle relaxants
- neostigmine or pyridostigmine (medicines used to treat myasthenia gravis or muscle weakness)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.