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Pyridostigmine For Military Combat Medical Use (Systemic)

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Cholinergic (anticholinesterase inhibitor)

Pyridostigmine (peer-id-oh-STIG-meen) is taken by mouth for protection against a nerve agent called soman. It should be used along with wearing protective clothing including a gas mask, hood and overgarment.

It is very important that pyridostigmine use be stopped at the first sign of nerve agent poisoning . Atropine and pralidoxime [2-PAM] are medicines that must be taken at the first sign of nerve agent poisoning and immediately after pyridostigmine use has stopped. Atropine and 2-PAM are called antidotes and help the pyridostigmine work better against nerve agent poisoning.

Pyridostigmine is to be administered to military personnel only by or under the immediate supervision of your chain of command or medical officer. It is available in the following dosage form:

  • Tablet (U.S.)


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Pyridostigmine For Military Combat Medical Use: Before Using

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