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Ambenonium Chloride



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cholinesterase inhibitor (parasympathomimetic agent, indirect acting)

Treatment of myasthenia gravis

Chemical Names

N,N'-bis-(2-Dietylaminoetyl)-oxamide bis-2-chlorobenzyl chloride (WHO)

N,N'-Oxalylbis(N-2-aminoetyl-N-2-chlorobenzyldietylammonium) dichloride (BAN)

2,2'-[(1,2-dioxoetane-1,2-diyl)diimino]bis[N-(2-chlorobenzyl)-N,N-dieetyletylaminium] dichloride (JAN)

Foreign Names

  • Ambenonii Chloridum (Latin)
  • Ambenonium chlorid (German)
  • Chlorure d'AmbĂ©nonium (French)
  • Cloruro de ambenonio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ambenonium Chloride (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Ambenonum (IS)
  • Ambestigminum chloridum (IS)
  • Oxazylum (IS)
  • UNII-51FOB87G3I (IS)
  • Win 8077 (IS: Winthrop)
  • Ambenonium Chloride (PH: JP XVI, USP XX)

Brand Names

  • Mytelase
    Alfresa Pharma, Japan; Kemofarmacija, Slovenia; Sanofi, Sweden; Sanofi-aventis, Czech Republic


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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