|ATC code||N07AA03 (WHO)|
|Biological half-life||65 h|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||576.322 g/mol|
|3D model (Jmol)||Interactive image|
Distigmine (as distigmine bromide) is a parasympathomimetic. Distigmine is similar to pyridostigmine and neostigmine but has a longer duration of action. It is available as tablets on prescription only. Distigmine has a greater risk of causing cholinergic crisis because of accumulation of the drug being more likely than with neostigmine or pyridostigmine and so distigmine is rarely used as a treatment for myasthenia gravis, unlike pyridostigmine and neostigmine.
- The Japanese Pharmacopoeia, Edition 14/I: Official Monographs, Yakuji Nippo. Ltd., Tokyo (2001), ISBN 978-4840806725, Page 599.