What is Tensilon?

Edrophonium is a readily reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. It prevents breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and acts by competitively inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, mainly at the neuromuscular junction. It is sold under the trade names Tensilon and Enlon (according to FDA Orange Book).

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I had drooping of left eyelid for which I was referred to a neuorogist who administered distinon 60 mg tablets thrice a day at 7 am - 1 p m - 7 p m...

doctor1 MD

please get yr throid profile done, blood sugar level and tests for myasthenia ....acetylcholine receptor antibodies in blood, and adrenophonium...

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This is a neurological question? My son is going through testing for mythenia gravis so far seronegitive. Drooping eyelid was first symptom. was...

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Brief Answer:
He can start taking mestinon.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your son's symptoms of dropping of...

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