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  • n. A parasympathomimetic and reversible cholinesterase inhibitor, used to treat muscle weakness and to combat the effects of curariform drug toxicity.


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  • The soldiers ingested the medication, known as pyridostigmine bromide, in addition to insecticides.

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  • The panel found two possible causes: an acidic drug given to troops to protect against nerve gas, known as pyridostigmine bromide, and acidic pesticides that were used heavily during the war.

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  • The panel found two possible causes: a drug given to troops to protect against nerve gas, known as pyridostigmine bromide, and pesticides that were used heavily during the war.

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  • Other drugs used to treat the condition include cholinesterase inhibitors such as pyridostigmine, which are usually the first-line symptomatic treatment for all forms of MG.


  • They found Gulf War illness was most prevalent in the veterans who served in Iraq or Kuwait — or the combat zones — who took pyridostigmine bromide pills, which were small doses of nerve agent meant to help troops build up a resistance in case of a chemical attack.

    Study links Gulf War vets' illnesses to area of service

  • Prior to deployment, he and other soldiers at Ft. Bragg were ordered to take the tablet, "pyridostigmine bromide" [without FDA approval or disclosing to the soldiers its usage] or face Court Marshall.

    R. B. Stuart: Abandoning America's Soldiers: The Decay of The US Military

  • Possible health effects of pyridostigmine bromide on Persian Gulf War veterans: Joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight ...

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  • The researchers knew that similar poisons are found in the insect repellents Deet and Permethrin, which were used topically or sprayed on uniforms during the war, and in pyridostigmine, which soldiers took as an anti-nerve-gas pill.

    Poisoned In The Gulf?

  • The Binns report estimates that more than a quarter of the GIs deployed during Desert Storm, around 200,000 of them, are suffering in some way from Gulf War Syndrome, and identifies two primary causes: pyridostigmine bromide, an anti-nerve gas medication all troops in the Gulf were required to take, and highly concentrated, DEET-like insect-repellents that were extensively used.

    Robert Koehler: The Ghosts of Desert Storm

  • The government study also concludes that 'Gulf War Illness' was primarily caused by an anti-nerve gas medication, pyridostigmine bromide, give to all troops in the Gulf Theater, and use of powerful pesticides and insect-repellents like highly concentrated DEET.

    Eric Margolis: The Hidden Cost of the Gulf War


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