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In the US, Edrophonium (edrophonium systemic) is a member of the drug class cholinergic muscle stimulants and is used to treat Reversal of Nondepolarizing Muscle Relaxants.

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Therapeutic Category

Cholinesterase inhibitor (parasympathomimetic agent, indirect acting)

Foreign Name

  • Edrophonium-Kation (German)

Generic Names

  • Benzenaminium, N-ethyl-3-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyl- (IS)
  • Edrophonium (IS)
  • Edrophonium Cation (IS)
  • Ethyl(M-Hydroxyphenyl)Dimethylammonium (IS)
  • UNII-70FP3JLY7N (IS)


ISInofficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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