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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Peripherally acting, depolarizing muscle relaxant

Chemical Name

Etanaminium, 2,2'-[(1,4-dioxo-1,4-butanediyl)bis(oxy)]bis[N,N,N-trimetyl-]

Foreign Names

  • Suxamethonium (Latin)
  • Suxamethonium (German)
  • Suxaméthonium (French)
  • Suxametonio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • 4-04-00-01451 (IS: Beilstein)
  • BRN 1805311 (IS)
  • Succinylcholine (IS)
  • UNII-J2R869A8YF (IS)
  • Suxamethonium Chloride (OS: BAN)
  • Suxametonio cloruro (OS: DCIT)
  • Choline Chloride Succinate (IS)
  • Succinylcholine chloride (IS)
  • Succinylcholine dichloride (IS)
  • Succinyldicholine chloride (IS)
  • UNII-I9L0DDD30I (IS)
  • Succinylcholine Chloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Suxamethonium Chloride Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Suxamethonii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Suxaméthonium (chlorure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Suxamethonium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Suxamethonium Chloride (PH: BP 2016)
  • Suxamethonium Chloride Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Suxamethoniumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dithylinum (IS)
  • NSC 221197 (IS)
  • Succinylcholine iodide (IS)
  • UNII-PG6H2852BK (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
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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