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In the US, Methacholine (methacholine systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous uncategorized agents and is used to treat Diagnosis and Investigation.

US matches:

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Miotic agent

Muscarinic receptor agonist (parasympathomimetic agent, direct acting)

Chemical Names

1-Propanaminium, 2-(acetyloxy)-N,N,N-trimetyl-

1-Propanaminium, 2-(acetyloxy)-N,N,N-trimetyl-, chloride

Foreign Names

  • Methacholin (German)
  • Méthacholine (French)
  • Metacolina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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