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Edrophonium

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Edrophonium chloride.

Class of drug

  • Anticholinesterase.

Uses

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Indications

  • Diagnosis of myasthenia gravis   Myasthenia gravis  .
  • Atrial tachycardia (vagal effects).
  • Antagonize non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Edrophonium's cardiac effects may be increased in patients receiving digoxin .

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Watson P (1994)What is your diagnosis? (myasthenia gravis in a dog).JSAP35(6), 284.
  • Sims M H & McLean R H (1990)Use of repetitive nerve stimulation to assess neuromuscular function in dogs. A test protocol for suspected myasthenia gravis.Prog Vet Neurol1(3), 311-319.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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