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Distigmine Bromide



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cholinesterase inhibitor (parasympathomimetic agent, indirect acting)

Treatment of myasthenia gravis

Drug acting on the gastrointestinal system


Chemical Name

Pyridinium, 3,3'-[1,6-hexanediylbis[(metylimino)carbonyl]oxy]bis[1-metyl-, 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 XVI)

Brand Names

  • Adcostigmine
    ADCO, Egypt
  • Ubretid
    ADCO, Egypt; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; IFET, Greece; Medcor, Netherlands; Nycomed, Czech Republic; Nycomed, Egypt; Nycomed, Lebanon; Nycomed, Slovakia; Takeda, Germany; Takeda, Hong Kong; Takeda, Netherlands; Takeda, Poland; Takeda, Singapore; Takeda Pharma, Switzerland; Torii Yakuhin, Japan
  • Ubretid 0.5%
    Torii Yakuhin, Japan
  • Ubretid 1%
    Torii Yakuhin, Japan
  • Ubtec
    Taisho Yakuhin, Japan


BANBritish Approved Name
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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