Carbacholine - General Information

A slowly hydrolyzed cholinergic agonist that acts at both muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.


Pharmacology of Carbacholine

Carbacholine is a potent cholinergic (parasympathomimetic) agent which produces constriction of the iris and ciliary body resulting in reduction in intraocular pressure. The exact mechanism by which carbachol lowers intraocular pressure is not precisely known. In the cat and rat, carbachol is well-known for its ability to induce rapid eye movement (REM) sleep when microinjected into the pontine reticular formation. Carbacholine elicits this REM sleep-like state via activation of postsynaptic muscarinic cholinergic receptors (mAChRs).


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Carbacholine Interactions

No information provided.


Carbacholine Contraindications

Should not be used in those persons showing hypersensitivity to any of the components of this preparation.


Additional information about Carbacholine

Carbacholine Indication: Primarily used in the treatment of glaucoma, but is also used during ophthalmic surgery.
Mechanism Of Action: Carbacholine is a parasympathomimetic that stimulates both muscarinic and nicotinic receptors. In topical ocular and intraocular administration its principal effects are miosis and increased aqueous humour outflow.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Carbachol
Synonyms: Not Available
Drug Category: Analgesics, Non-Narcotic; Cardiotonic Agents; Cholinergic Agonists; Miotics
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved

Other Brand Names containing Carbachol: CB; Carbachol USP27; Carbachol chloride; Carbachol hydrochloride; Carbacholin; Carbacholine; Carbacholine chloride; Carbacolina; Carbaminocholine chloride; Carbaminoylcholine chloride; Carbamiotin; Carbamoylcholine chloride; Carbamoylcholine-hydrochloride; Carbamylcholine chloride; Carbastat; Carbastat intraocular; Carbochol; Carbocholin; Carbocholine; Carboptic; Carbyl; Carcholin; Choline carbamate chloride; Choline chloride carbamate; Choline chloride, carbamoyl-; Choline chlorine carbamate; Choline, chloride, carbamate; Coletyl; Doryl; Isopto Carbachol; Jestryl; Karbachol; Karbamoylcholin chlorid; Lentin; Lentine; Miostat; Mistura C; Moryl; P. V. Carbachol; Rilentol; Vasoperif;
Absorption: Not well absorbed in the gastro-intestinal tract, and does not cross the blood-brain barrier.
Toxicity (Overdose): Oral, mouse: LD50 = 15 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 40 mg/kg.
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Carbacholine: Liquid Subcutaneous
Tablet Oral
Solution Intraocular
Liquid Ophthalmic
Chemical IUPAC Name: 2-carbamoyloxyethyl-trimethylazanium
Chemical Formula: C6H15N2O2+
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Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals