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General Information on Edrophonium Injection

Generic Name : Edrophonium Injection

Pronunciation : ED roe FOE nee um

Latest prescription information about Edrophonium Injection. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Diagnostic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Edrophonium Injection

International- Enlon, Tensilon, Reversol.

Why is Edrophonium Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. It prevents the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

When should Edrophonium Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with intestinal, urinary obstruction; and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Edrophonium Injection?

Adults- IV- The recommended dose is 1 mL (10 mg) and prepared with an intravenous needle, and 0.2 mL (2 mg) is injected intravenously within 15 to 30 seconds.

How should Edrophonium Injection be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Edrophonium Injection?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, heart rhythm disorder, any allergy, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Edrophonium Injection?

   Eye : Increased tears, pupillary constriction, spasm of accommodation, double visionand conjunctival hyperemia.
   Central Nervous System : Convulsions, speech disorder, voice disorder and difficulty in understanding.
   Respiratory : Asthma, airway obstruction and central respiratory paralysis.
   Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm, low blood pressure and increased salivation.
   Gastrointestinal : Gastric and intestinal secretion, nausea, vomiting, increased peristalsis, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
   Musculoskeletal : Weakness and muscle twitch.
   Miscellaneous : Increased urinary frequency and incontinence, increased sweating.

What are the other precautions for Edrophonium Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Edrophonium Injection?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30C).

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