Acetylcholine C₇NH₁₆O₂+
Also known as: Acetylcholine chloride

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
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01E Antiglaucoma preparations and miotics → S01EB Parasympathomimetics
Discover more medicines within S01EB09

Product monographs

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

Information Source
Document Type
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₇NH₁₆O₂+
Molecular mass: 146.207 g/mol

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)

While we strive to include the brand names of medicines across all countries, our index remains incomplete. Therefore, it is possible that this medicine may also be marketed under different names in other countries.

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