Physostigmine

Physostigmine (Physostigminum; synonym ezerin; list a) - antiholinesteraznah means; alkaloid extracted from seeds African plants Physostigma venenosum the legume family. In medical practice, use of physostigmine salicylate (Physostigminum salicylicum, Physostigmini salicylas).
Physostigmine is prescribed to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma. Give kongungualny bag for the 1-2 drops of 0.25-1% solution 1-6 times a day. Can cause pain in the eye and brow area due to the strong reduction of the iris. Sometimes physostigmine used in neuromuscular diseases and intestinal paresis; enter into the skin 0.5 - 1 ml of 0.1% solution. Higher doses under the skin: single - 0.0005 g; daily - 0,001, the Form of release of physostigmine: powder. Cm. also Anticholinesterase agents.