Fenpiverinium is a quaternary ammonium compound with anticholinergic and antispasmodic properties. It is used to treat pain and smooth muscle spasms and is marketed as a combination medicine in Eastern Europe and India. The combination treatment also contains pitofenone hydrochloride and either nimesulide or metamizole.
|Name of Product||Fenpiverinium bromide|
|Synonyms||1-(4-amino-4-oxo-3,3-diphenylbutyl)-1-methylpiperidin-1-ium bromide; Fenpiverinium bromide [INN]; Resantin; Brometo de fenpiverínio; bromuro de fenpiverinio; Bromure de fenpiverinium|
|Molecular Weight||417.4 g/mol|
|2||Appearance (Colour)||White to Off-White|
|3||Solubility||Methanol (Slightly), Water (Slightly, Heated)|
Fenpiverinium Bromide is used to treat muscle pain and muscle spasms in smooth muscle. The following are some of the ways in which it contributes to the improvement of the patient’s condition:
Q. What is the combination of Pitofenone hydrochloride and Fenpiverinium bromide used for?
The combination of the anticholinergic drugs, Fenpiverinium bromide and Pitofenone hydrochloride, is used for the treatment of various stressful conditions associated with the pain and muscular contractions in the digestive tract, urinary tract and other organs.
Q. What is the mechanism of action of Fenpiverinium bromide?
Fenpiverinium Bromide, being an anticholinergic drug, works by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, eventually inhibiting the nerve impulses which are responsible for causing pain and muscular contractions, and is thus used as an antispasmodic agent.