Neostigmine affects chemicals in the body that are involved in the communication between nerve impulses and muscle movement. Neostigmine is used to treat the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. Neostigmine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Neostigmine is used to treat myasthenia gravis. It works by inhibiting the breakdown of a certain substance that occurs naturally in the body known as acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is necessary for the normal functioning of the muscles. Neostigmine may be used to treat other conditions as directed by the doctor.