Pilocarpine

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Pilocarpine (pilocarpine systemic) is a member of the drug class cholinergic agonists and is used to treat Xerostomia.

US matches:

UK matches:

Scheme

BAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

N07AX01,S01EB01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000092-13-7

Chemical Formula

C11-H16-N2-O2

Molecular Weight

208

Therapeutic Categories

Glaucoma treatment

Miotic agent

Muscarinic receptor agonist (parasympathomimetic agent, direct acting)

Chemical Name

2(3H)-Furanone, 3-ethyldihydro-4-[(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl]-, (3S-cis)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Pilocarpine (OS: BAN, DCF, JAN)
  • Pilocarpine (PH: USP 34)
  • Pilocarpine Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Pilocarpine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Pilocarpine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Pilocarpine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Pilocarpinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Pilocarpini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Pilocarpine Nitrate (OS: BANM)
  • Pilocarpine (nitrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Pilocarpine nitrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Pilocarpine Nitrate (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Pilocarpini nitras (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Pilocarpinnitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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