Disease Information for Edrophonium (Tensilon) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Chest pain, substernal/midline
Non-Pleuritic Chest Pain
Active Bowel Sounds
Borborygmi/Bowel sound increased
Cholinergic symptoms/signs
Pupil Response to Darkness Poor
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor
DRUG/Anti-Myasthenia Gravis medication (ex)
DRUG/Cholinergic agonist drug/effect (example)
DRUG/Important Acute care drugs (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Acetyl choline accumulation
Pathophysiology/Peristalsis increased
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
admin, Benzenaminium N ethyl 3 hydroxy N,N dimethyl, edrophonium, Edrophonium (product), Edrophonium (substance), EDROPHONIUM PREPARATION, Edroponium, Brand name/Enlon (Edrophonium), Brand name/Enlon Plus (Edrophonium Atropine), Brand name/Reversol (Edrophonium), Brand name/Tensilon (Edrophonium)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose single dose medication
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Injectable preparation only
DRUG/Intravenous administraton RX
DRUG/Intravenous only RX
DRUG/Medication/agent diagnostic test/non-therap (ex)
Definition

A short acting Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor drug; Injection preparation is used intravenously to test for myasthenia gravis and to assess the status of treatment

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