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Treatments for Myasthenia Gravis

Treatment List for Myasthenia Gravis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Myasthenia Gravis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Myasthenia Gravis: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Myasthenia Gravis may include:

Hidden causes of Myasthenia Gravis may be incorrectly diagnosed:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Myasthenia Gravis:

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Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Myasthenia Gravis:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Myasthenia Gravis include:

  • Triamcinolone
  • Amcort
  • Artistocort
  • Aristospan
  • Articulose LA
  • Cenocort Forte
  • Cenocort
  • Kenalog
  • Kenalog IN
  • Kenaject
  • Tristoject
  • Kenalone
  • TAC-D
  • TAC-40
  • Triam-A
  • Triam-Forte
  • Triamolone 40
  • Tri-Kort
  • Trilog
  • Immune Globulin (intravenous)
  • Carimune
  • Carimune NF
  • Flebogamma
  • Gamimune N
  • Gammagard S/D
  • Gammar-P
  • Gamunex
  • Iveegam EN
  • Octagam
  • Panglobulin
  • Panglobulin NF
  • Polygam S/D
  • Iveegam Immuno
  • Cilax
  • Intacglobin
  • Sandoblobulina

Latest treatments for Myasthenia Gravis:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Myasthenia Gravis:

Hospital statistics for Myasthenia Gravis:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Myasthenia Gravis:

  • 0.014% (1,813) of hospital consultant episodes were for myasthenia gravis and other myoneural disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for myasthenia gravis and other myoneural disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for myasthenia gravis and other myoneural disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for myasthenia gravis and other myoneural disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Medical news summaries about treatments for Myasthenia Gravis:

The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Myasthenia Gravis:

Discussion of treatments for Myasthenia Gravis:

NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis can be controlled. Some medications improve neuromuscular transmission and increase muscle strength, and some suppress the production of abnormal antibodies. These medications must be used with careful medical followup because they may cause major side effects. Thymectomy, the surgical removal of the thymus gland, improves symptoms in certain patients and may cure some individuals. Other therapies include plasmapheresis, a procedure in which abnormal antibodies are removed from the blood, and high-dose intravenous immune globulin, which temporarily modifies the immune system and provides the body with normal antibodies from donated blood . (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Today, MG is well-controlled. Therapies include medications such as anticholinesterase agents, prednisone, cyclosporine and azathioprine. Other treatments include thymectomy, the surgical removal of the thymus gland; plasmapheresis, a procedure in which abnormal antibodies are removed from blood plasma; and high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin that modifies the immune system. A physician will determine which treatment option is best for each patient depending on the severity of the weakness, which muscles are affected, and the patientís age and other associated medical problems.

With treatment, most MG patients will have excellent improvement of their muscle weakness. In some patients, MG, like many other autoimmune diseases, may go into remission and muscle weakness may disappear completely. In a few cases, MG may cause severe weakness resulting in acute respiratory failure; however, most patients can expect to lead normal or nearly normal lives. (Source: excerpt from MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC)

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Plenty of rest and a well balanced, potassium-rich diet can help alleviate fatigue. It is important for persons with MG to avoid overexertion, and if necessary, to rest the eyes or to lie down briefly a few times a day. (Source: excerpt from MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC)

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