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Distigmine Bromide



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Therapeutic Categories

Drug acting on the gastrointestinal system

Cholinesterase inhibitor (parasympathomimetic agent, indirect acting)


Treatment of myasthenia gravis

Chemical Name

Pyridinium, 3,3'-[1,6-hexanediylbis[(methylimino)carbonyl]oxy]bis[1-methyl-, dibromide

Foreign Names

  • Distigmini Bromidum (Latin)
  • Distigmin bromid (German)
  • Bromure de Distigmine (French)
  • Bromuro de distigmina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Distigmine Bromide (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • BC 51 (IS)
  • Hexamarium Bromide (IS)
  • Distigmine Bromide (PH: JP XV)

Brand Names

  • Distigmine Bromide Taiyo
    Taiyo Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Ubretid
    IFET, Greece; Nycomed, Czech Republic; Nycomed, Germany; Nycomed, Hong Kong; Nycomed, Netherlands; Nycomed, Poland; Nycomed, Singapore; Nycomed, Slovakia; P & D, Malta; Sanofi-Aventis, United Kingdom; Takeda Pharma, Switzerland; Torii Yakuhin, Japan
  • Ubtec
    Taisho Yakuhin, Japan

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