Active Ingredient History

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Edrophonium is a short and rapid-acting cholinergic drug. Chemically, edrophonium is ethyl (m-hydroxyphenyl) dimethylammonium. Edrophonium is used for the differential diagnosis of myasthenia gravis and as an adjunct in the evaluation of treatment requirements in this disease. It may also be used for evaluating emergency treatment in myasthenic crises. Because of its brief duration of action, it is not recommended for maintenance therapy in myasthenia gravis. It is also useful whenever a curare antagonist is needed to reverse the neuromuscular block produced by curare, tubocurarine, gallamine triethiodide or dimethyl-tubocurarine. It is not effective against decamethonium bromide and succinylcholine chloride. It may be used adjunctively in the treatment of respiratory depression caused by curare overdosage.   NCATS

More Chemistry
  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No

Combination drugs

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3-hydroxy-n,n-dimethyl-n-ethylanilinium | (3-hydroxyphenyl)dimethylethylammonium | camsilon | edr | edrophone chloride | edrophonium | edrophonium chloride | edrophonium chloride preservative free | edrophonium ion | enlon | enlon-plus | ethyl-(3-hydroxy-phenyl)-dimethyl-ammonium | n-ethyl-3-hydroxy-n,n-dimethylanilinium | n-ethyl-3-hydroxy-n,n-dimethylbenzenaminium | reversol | tensilon | tensilon preservative free | tension


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