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Classification of Cholinergic drugs

Cholinergic drugs

Cholinergic drugs refer to medications that work by enhancing the effects of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the body. These drugs have a range of effects, including increasing muscle strength, reducing inflammation, and enhancing cognitive function.

Uses

Cholinergic drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Glaucoma
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder

Classification

Cholinergic drugs Classification KD Tripathi
Classification of Cholinergic drugs

CHOLINERGIC DRUGS (Cholinomimetic, Parasympathomimetic)

  • Cholinergic agonists
    1. Choline esters– Acetylcholine, Methacholine, Carbachol, Bethanechol
    2. Alkaloids– Muscarine, Pilocarpine, Arecoline
  • Anticholinesterases
    1. Reversible
      • Carbamates-Physostigmine (Eserine), Neostigmine, Pyridostigmine, Edrophonium, Rivastigmine, Donepezil, Galantamine
      • Acridine-Tacrine
    2. Irreversible
      • Carbamates-Carbaryl* (Sevin), Propoxur* (Baygon)
      • Organophosphates– Dyflos (DFP), Echothiophate, Malathion*, Diazinon*, (TIK-20), Tabun £, Sarin £, Soman £

Reference

  • CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS- KD Tripathi
  • National Library of Medicine – Cholinergic Medications (Ramya S. Pakala; Kristen N. Brown; Charles V. Preuss.)

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