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Cholinergic muscle stimulants

What are Cholinergic muscle stimulants?

Cholinergic muscle stimulants are agents that increase the presence of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter, in the neuromuscular junction

Generally, cholinergic muscle stimulants are cholinesterase inhibitors. They block the cholinesterase enzyme, which is responsible for breaking down the acetylcholine in the synapses. This inhibition provides more acetylcholine in the neuromuscular junction for a longer period of time.

Cholinergic muscle stimulants are used to diagnose and treat myasthenia gravis, a chronic disorder that causes muscle weakness. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where autoantibodies bind to cholinergic receptors in neuromuscular junction and prevents the acetylcholine from triggering muscle contractions.

List of Cholinergic muscle stimulants:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Mestinon (Pro)
Generic name: pyridostigmine
6.1
28 reviews
Mestinon Timespan
Generic name: pyridostigmine
8.8
3 reviews
Ruzurgi (Pro)
Generic name: amifampridine
10
2 reviews
Firdapse (Pro)
Generic name: amifampridine
1.0
2 reviews
Prostigmin Bromide
Generic name: neostigmine
10
1 review
Reversol
Generic name: edrophonium
No reviews
Regonol (Pro)
Generic name: pyridostigmine
No reviews
Prostigmin (Pro)
Generic name: neostigmine
No reviews
Mytelase
Generic name: ambenonium
No reviews
Enlon-Plus
Generic name: atropine/edrophonium
No reviews
Enlon (Pro)
Generic name: edrophonium
No reviews
Bloxiverz (Pro)
Generic name: neostigmine
No reviews
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