- Mechanism of Action
- Inhibits acetylcholinesterase, resulting in reduced breakdown of acetylcholine which overcomes anticholinergic agents’ competitive inhibition of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors.
- Crosses the blood-brain barrier, therefore able to counteract the central effects of anticholinergics.
- Anticholinergic toxicity, due to agents such as atropine, scopolamine or benztropine.
- Adverse Effects
- Nausea / vomiting
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