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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Miotic agent

Muscarinic receptor agonist (parasympathomimetic agent, direct acting)

Choline ester

Chemical Name

Etanaminium, 2-[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]-N,N,N-trimetyl-, chloride

Foreign Names

  • Carbacholum (Latin)
  • Carbachol (German)
  • Carbachol (French)
  • Carbacol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Carbachol (OS: BAN, DCF, JAN)
  • Carbacolo (OS: DCIT)
  • Carbamylcholine chloride (IS)
  • Choline chloride carbamate (IS)
  • Cholinergol (IS)
  • Karbaminoylcholinchlorid (ÖAB) (IS)
  • Samoryl (IS)
  • Carbachol (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Carbacholum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 2)
  • Carbacolo (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Carbachol-Alcon
    Alcon, China
  • Isopto Carbachol
    Alcon, Kuwait
  • Isopto Carpine
    Alcon, Kuwait
  • Ka Mi Ke Lin
    Bausch & Lomb, China
  • Minoxil Forte
    DG Farma, Turkey
  • Miochol
    Ethical, Pakistan
  • Mio-Chol
    Appasamy, Russian Federation
  • Miostat
    Alcon, Canada; Alcon, Switzerland; Alcon, Czech Republic; Alcon, France; Alcon, Georgia; Alcon, Philippines; Alcon, Pakistan; Alcon, Poland; Alcon, Paraguay; Alcon, Turkey; Alcon, Taiwan; Alcon, United States; Alcon Laboratories, Australia; Alcon Nederland, Netherlands; Alcon Nordic, Sweden; Kemofarmacija, Slovenia; Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Miostat 0.01%
    Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium
  • Miostat 0.1mg/ml
    Alcon, Hungary; Alcon, Luxembourg
  • Mioticol
    Farmigea, Italy


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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