edrophonium chloride


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ed·ro·pho·ni·um chlor·ide

(ed'rō-fō'nē-ŭm klōr'id),
A rapid-acting, short-duration cholinesterase inhibitor used as an antidote for curariform drugs, as a diagnostic agent in myasthenia gravis, and in myasthenic crisis.

edrophonium chloride

[ed′rōfō′nē·əm]
a cholinesterase inhibitor that acts as an antidote to curare and other nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockers and is an aid in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis.
indications It is prescribed to reverse neuromuscular blockade, to treat curare toxicity, and to aid in the diagnosis of suspected myasthenia gravis.
contraindications Obstruction of the GI or urinary tract, hypotension, bradycardia, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. Should be used with caution in patients with asthma and those taking cardiac glycosides.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse effects are respiratory paralysis, hypotension, bradycardia, and bronchospasm.

ed·ro·pho·ni·um chlor·ide

(ed'rō-fō'nē-ŭm klōr'īd)
A rapid-acting, short-duration cholinesterase inhibitor used as an antidote for curariform drugs, as a diagnostic agent in myasthenia gravis, and in myasthenic crisis.