Which medications in the drug class Anticholinesterase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Idiopathic Orthostatic Hypotension and other Autonomic Failure Syndromes?

Updated: Oct 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohini Gurme, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Anticholinesterase inhibitors

These agents inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE), raising the concentration of ACh at cholinergic synapses and increasing the chance of activating the AChR.

Pyridostigmine bromide (Mestinon)

Stimulates muscarinic AChR, increasing salivation and gastric motility.


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