Used during tests for myasthenia gravis, and in emergency treatment of the disease. Reverses the effects of other medicines used to relax your muscles during surgery. Used to treat certain kinds of drug overdose.
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to edrophonium, pyridostigmine, neostigmine, or related medicines. You should not receive this medicine if you are allergic to sulfites. You should not receive this medicine if you have a blockage in your intestines or urinary tract.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
There are other drugs that can interact with edrophonium. Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using. Your doctor may tell you to not take certain medicines eight hours before your test.