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Huperzine a for Myasthenia Gravis User Reviews

Huperzine a has an average rating of 8.8 out of 10 from a total of 12 reviews for the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis. 92% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.

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8.8/10 average rating

12 ratings from 14 user reviews.

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Reviews for Huperzine a

  • mgcoper
  • February 6, 2010

"I have been using this product since I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis 4 years ago, I usually take 200mcg once a day in place of mestinon, some days I take a second dose in the evening, It does not give me the roller coaster effect that mestinon does. I love the product its been a life saver. Now over time after a couple months it becomes a little ineffective, then I switch to the mestinon for a week or 2 , then go back to the Huperzine. It definitely works for me and is not a placebo effect, I can go from barely able to lift a glass of water to doing pushups within about a hour or 2 and the effects last 6-8hrs with a gradual decrease in effect, unlike the mestinon which drops very fast"

9 / 10
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  • senio...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • September 2, 2023

"I had taken mestinon for three years with TERRIBLE side effects; 24/7 abdominal pain, night sweats, explosive diarrhea, and nearly every other side effect listed for Mestinon! I hated taking it. I heard about Huperzine A, what did I have to lose? Couldn't be worse than mestinon! I have been taking Huperzine A now for over 3 years. NO SIDE EFFECTS. Unless I'm having a bad MG day, I only take one 200mcg per day, effects lasting for several hours, twice as long as Mestinon, and kicks in twice as fast as well! If I'm having quite a bad MG day, I sometimes take a second dose in the pm. Will NEVER use anything else for MG symptoms again!"

10 / 10
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  • PLEASE...
  • November 12, 2018

"I tried Huperzine A thinking it could be a good natural treatment option. I took one pill daily even though it said take every 3 to 4 hours 4 pills a day. Soon I increased to two pills a day one hour after taking the second pill I became deathly ill with a reaction called a Cholinergic Crisis witch can cause respiratory failure. Huperzine A should be taken with CAUTION! you should start on a low dose and give yourself time for the drug to build up in your system just like Mestinon. I believe that this drug may very well do everything Mestinon is meant to do (maybe more) for people with Myasthenia Gravis, BUT there should be more careful dosage instructions on the bottle! So please take this drug slowly start with a low dose for maybe a month before increasing your dosage and only do so if necessary, Keep a strict schedule too much of this drug in your system can cause serious sickness even death."

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  • Suzi...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 18, 2018

"Could not tolerate Mestaton after one day side effects were intolerable. This Huperzine A gave me a slight headache first 2-3 Days, but I’m amazed I take one 200 mg with breakfast and ALL My Myasthenia Gravis symptoms are now in control. Still on smaller dose of Prendisone but I’m feeling “normal” first time in 5 months. I will not increase dose, may keep 5/7 days to stay balanced....wonderful ."

9 / 10
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  • Hip2VP
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 20, 2018

"Works very well as a replacement for Mestion. For me, it is slightly less effective in the nasal area but being that MG weakness can come and go in any area, that may have nothing to do with the Huperzine A. 200 mcg lasts me from 6 to 8 hours just as a previous person posted. It also has a much smoother onset and decay than mestinon. I've been using it for about a week. So far so good."

8 / 10
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  • Bama...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 7, 2023

"My MG responded to mestinon only at 120mg dose, which I took 4 times a day at 4-hour intervals. On that dose, I had: 1) overactive bladder from hell - run or trot 10 times most workdays, peeing before I get in the bathroom, must wear diapers daily, the cheaper OAB meds can’t be taken, leave only 2 meds to choose: myrbetric didn't work, Gemtesa’s better at $166/m copay 2) Bowel movements were frequently urgent and interrupting, usually, a muddy consistency and can be diarrhea 3) pupils don’t dilate in the dark - every shadow, under every piece of furniture, and car floorboard is all jet black, I wear headlamps in my house to find things. 4) it wore off dramatically quickly, esp 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm On huperzine A, and on Gemtesa, I can hold a lot of urine now, but still, urgency when I unzip; BMs are less frequent and firmer, my house is notably better lighted, and I get 10 hours benefit so I take a second dose at 4:30 pm. Taking two 200 mcg capsules I get quite weak, 1 is the dose. Much better muscle strength and stamina."

9 / 10
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  • Huper...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • December 10, 2023

"I heard about Huperzine A and started taking it last year. I noticed a huge difference. I actually went into remission. I was taking one 200 mcg pill a day. After about eight months, I started to get weak, double vision, and couldn't function on a daily basis. I went to the doctor, and he sent me straight to the hospital. He said I was in a myasthenic crisis. I did IVIG for five days and took mestinon 60 mg every four hours. It seemed to work, but now I'm back at square one with a weak, droopy eyelid. I wanted to start Huperzine A again, but my doctor wants to try me on Vyvart. I hate trying new medicine because I never know how it will affect me. I'm glad to know that Huperzine A is helping others."

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  • Terry
  • January 20, 2021

"huperzine helps and love it because it is a natural. When I took standard meds all side effect were too much. This lasts 6 to 8 hr and helps me function normally again. Use 200 mg morning can do second at night of needed..."

8 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 29, 2023

"After taking this for a few weeks, it has made such a difference. I do have asthma and the first few days, it did give me something like an exacerbation. I took my albuterol inhaler more often. I now take it along with NAC which helps a lot with the asthma. I will continue to take it as it helps with my muscle weakness a lot."

8 / 10
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  • ninjaM
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 20, 2024

"Two months ago I got diagnosed with Ocular Myasthenia Gravis. I suffered with diplopia and ptosis badly. I couldn't afford medical treatment, so I took alternative affordable supplements. After a thorough research, I came across Huperzine A and only started taking it with Citicoline 250mg a few days ago. The 200mcg wasn't in stock so I've been taking 100mcg twice a day and added a third dose on the second day. I'm totally blown away at how much it alleviated my eyelid's droopiness for several hours in the day and more late in the evening. I think micro dosing is just nice to avoid adverse effects or any imbalance in the long run. I will stay with this regime. Thank God for Huperzine A. I am looking forward to seeing a full remission soon!"

10 / 10
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  • HUPAG...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • October 22, 2013

"HUP A !!!! works just like Mestinon without the side effects!"

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  • MG Su...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • April 19, 2022

"Huperzine and DMAE eventually led to remission. Taking no medication now."

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • August 21, 2021

"Agree with other reviews it helps and works with no side effects. Take it 2 or3 times a day..or as needed less....great natural"

9 / 10
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  • Itwor...
  • March 5, 2017

"HUP A is natural substitute for mestinon. Loving it"

10 / 10
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