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A physician diagnoses a client with myasthenia gravis, prescribing pyridostigmine (Mestinon), 60 mg P.O. every 3 hours. Before administering this anticholinesterase agent, the nurse reviews the client’s history. Which preexisting condition would contraindicate the use of pyridostigmine?



A. Ulcerative colitis
B. Blood dyscrasia
C. Intestinal obstruction
D. Spinal cord injury

This question is part of Myasthenia Gravis by RNpedia
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: May 31, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 16, 2017

Intestinal obstruction

Anticholinesterase agents such as pyridostigmine are contraindicated in a client with a mechanical obstruction of the intestines or urinary tract, peritonitis, or hypersensitivity to anticholinesterase agents. Ulcerative colitis, blood dyscrasia, and spinal cord injury dont contraindicate use of the drug.
 

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