Acetylcholine Other names: Acetylcholine chloride

Chemical formula: C₇NH₁₆O₂+  Molecular mass: 146.207 g/mol  PubChem compound: 187

Active ingredient description

Acetylcholine is a physiological neuromediator of postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibres (muscarinic action), skeletal muscles and ganglia of the sympathetic system (nicotinic action).

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
S01EB09 Acetylcholine S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01E Antiglaucoma preparations and miotics → S01EB Parasympathomimetics
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
MIOCHOL-E Powder and solvent for instillation solution Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

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3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 51-84-3
CAS Substance: 60-31-1
DrugBank Drug: DB03128
PubChem Compound: 187
RxNorm Ingredient: 194
SNOMED-CT Concept: 57308006
Acetylcholine (substance)
UNII Identifier: N9YNS0M02X


Acetylcholine is an active ingredient of these brands:

Canada (CA)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Ireland (IE)

Japan (JP)


Malta (MT)

New Zealand (NZ)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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