- Edrophonium chloride is a synthetic quaternary ammonium compound that is a short acting competitive inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase. It is used in reversing the effects of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents, such as Curare, Tubocurarine, Atropine, Ivermectin, Avermectins, Gallamine, Atracurium, Metocurine, Pancuronium Bromide, Vecuronium, Botulism (Cl. Botulinum), and as a secondary agent in the treatment of Coral (Micrurus) and Cobra
(Naja) snake bite and Tetrodotoxin poisoning from Porcupine Fish, (Diodon), Deadly Nightshade (Atropa), Jimson Weed (Datura), Henbane (Hyoscyamus), Mandrake (Mandragora), Jasmine (Cestrum), Bittersweet (Solanum), Ground Cherry (Chinese Lantern) (Physalis). 0.5-1.0 mg/kg IV slowly PRN.