Treatment at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists) and other areas treat congenital myasthenic syndromes.

Your doctor will provide you or your child with individualized care to help you manage your symptoms. Your treatment may vary depending on the type of congenital myasthenic syndrome.

Treatment may include:

  • Medications. Depending on the type of congenital myasthenic syndrome, your treatment may include pyridostigmine (Regonol, Mestinon), 3,4-diaminopyridine (amifampridine phosphate), quinidine sulfate, fluoxetine (Sarafem, Prozac), ephedrine or other medications. These medications may help improve signals between your nerves and muscles.
  • Physical therapy. You may have physical therapy to help manage your symptoms.
  • Follow-up care and support. Doctors will coordinate your follow-up care with your primary doctor. You may work with a genetic counselor.
Feb. 24, 2014