If you have myasthenia gravis, there are many medications available that may provide you with symptom relief. Corticosteroids work by reducing the number of antibodies you make, but this drug can cause significant side effects, like diabetes, if used over a long period of time. Cholinesterase inhibitors help your nerves and muscles communicate better, which may improve muscle movements and strength. Other medications that affect your immune system-immunosuppressants-may also provide symptom relief. Your doctor can help you decide which options are right for you.
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Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune condition in which an overactive immune system attacks an area (the neuromuscular junction) which prevents the nerves from adequately communicating with the muscles. Medications used to treat MG are aimed at treating just the symptoms, suppresing an overactive immune system and removing antibodies which attack the neuromuscular junction.