What is included in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Abbas Jowkar, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Answer

Therapy for MG includes the following:

  • Symptomatic therapy

  • Anticholinesterase (AchE) inhibitors

  • Pyridostigmine is used for maintenance therapy [6, 7]

  • Neostigmine is generally used only when pyridostigmine is unavailable

  • Rapidly acting or short-term immunomodulating agents:

    • Intravenous immune globulin (IVIg)

  • Plasmapheresis


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