Also known as: Aclidinium bromide
Aclidinium is a competitive, selective muscarinic receptor antagonist (also known as an anticholinergic), with a longer residence time at the M3 receptors than the M2 receptors. M3 receptors mediate contraction of airway smooth muscle. Inhaled aclidinium acts locally in the lungs to antagonise M3 receptors of airway smooth muscle and induce bronchodilation.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
Aclidinium is the active ingredient of these drugs:
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Aclidinium is also found within below combination drugs: