Alacrima Medication

Updated: Jul 06, 2021
  • Author: Dan D DeAngelis, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, PhD, MBA, MEd, MPH, MA, FRCSC  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.


Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors

Class Summary

Inhibit the cholinesterase-induced breakdown of acetylcholine, thus allowing enhanced transmission across the neuromuscular junction.

Neostigmine (Prostigmin)

Inhibits destruction of acetylcholine by acetylcholinesterase, which facilitates transmission of impulses across neural junctions.