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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Pralidoxime (pralidoxime systemic) is a member of the drug class antidotes and is used to treat Anticholinesterase Overdose, Nerve Agent Poisoning and Organophosphate Poisoning.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Therapeutic Category


Chemical Names

1-Metylpyridine-6-carbaldehyde oxime


Foreign Names

  • Pralidoximum (Latin)
  • Pralidoxim (German)
  • Pralidoxime (French)
  • Pralidoxima (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pralidoxime (OS: BAN)
  • Protopam (IS)
  • UNII-P7MU9UTP52 (IS)
  • Pralidoxime Chloride (OS: USAN)
  • 2-PAM (IS)
  • 2-PAM Chloride (IS)
  • ComboPen (IS)
  • NSC 164614 (IS)
  • Pralidoxine chloride (IS)
  • Protopam chloride (IS)
  • Pralidoxime Chloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Pralidoxime Iodide (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • PAM (IS)
  • pyridine aldoxime methiodide (IS)
  • pyridine aldoximine methiodide (IS)
  • Pralidoximi iodidum (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Pralidoxinium m├ęthoiodatum (PH: Ph. Helv. VI)
  • Pralidoxime Methylsulfate (IS)
  • Pralidossima metilsolfato (PH: F.U. XII)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

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