How Do Diagnostic Neurologics Work?

Reviewed on 1/12/2022

HOW DO DIAGNOSTIC NEUROLOGICS WORK?

Diagnostic neurologics are drugs used in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control). 

These drugs prolong the action of acetylcholine by inhibiting the action of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. Acetylcholinesterase enzyme initiates the breakdown of acetylcholine. Thus, by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, these drugs prolong the action of acetylcholine at the muscle site. 

Following the injection of diagnostic neurologics, the body starts to show improvement in muscle contraction, thereby confirming the presence of myasthenia gravis.

HOW ARE DIAGNOSTIC NEUROLOGICS USED?

Diagnostic neurologics are used in tensilon test to confirm myasthenia gravis.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF DIAGNOSTIC NEUROLOGICS?

Diagnostic neurologics can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE DRUG NAMES OF DIAGNOSTIC NEUROLOGICS?

Generic name of diagnostic neurologics includes:

  • Edrophonium

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References
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/edrophonium

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/18616-edrophonium-injection

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