Cholinergic Agonists

Cholinergic Agonists
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Drugs that bind to and activate cholinergic receptors.

DrugDrug Description
NicotineA stimulatory alkaloid found in tobacco products that is often used for the relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms and as an aid to smoking cessation.
CevimelineA muscarinic agonist with parasympathomimetic activities that is used for the symptomatic treatment of dry mouth in patients with Sjögren's Syndrome.
CarbamoylcholineA direct acting miotic agent administered ophthalmically to decrease intraocular pressure in glaucoma or after eye surgery, and to induce miosis during surgery.
BethanecholA muscarinic agonist used to treat postoperative and postpartum nonobstructive functional urinary retention and neurogenic atony of the bladder with retention.
PilocarpineA muscarinic cholinergic agonist used on the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure, various types of glaucoma, and to induce miosis. Also available orally to treat symptoms of dry mouth associated with Sjogren's syndrome and radiotherapy.
VareniclineA partial agonist at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors used as an aid in smoking cessation.
AcetylcholineA parasympathomimetic neurotransmitter used to induce miosis of the iris in seconds after delivery of the lens in cataract surgery, in penetrating keratoplasty, iridectomy and other anterior segment surgery where rapid miosis may be required.
ArecolineAn alkaloid obtained from the betel nut (Areca catechu), fruit of a palm tree. It is an agonist at both muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. It is used in the...
LobelineInvestigated for use/treatment in addictions.
GTS-21Investigated for use/treatment in alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.
MethacholineA parasympathomimetic bronchoconstrictor used during the bronchial challenge test for the diagnosis of bronchial hyperreactivity in subjects who do not have clinically apparent asthma.
EpibatidineNot Available
XanomelineXanomeline is under investigation in clinical trial NCT02831231 (Pilot Study Comparing Effects of Xanomeline Alone to Xanomeline Plus Trospium).
NGX267Investigated for use/treatment in alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.
Drugs & Drug Targets
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-2target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-2target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-10target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-9target
NicotineCytochrome P450 2A6enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2E1enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2A13enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2B6enzyme
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-4target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-3target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-5target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-6target
NicotineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-3target
NicotineSolute carrier family 22 member 2transporter
NicotineSolute carrier family 22 member 1transporter
NicotineSolute carrier family 22 member 3transporter
NicotineSolute carrier family 22 member 5transporter
NicotineSolute carrier family 22 member 4transporter
NicotineCytochrome P450 1A1enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 1A2enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2C19enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2C9enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 2D6enzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
NicotineAmine oxidase [flavin-containing] Aenzyme
NicotineAmine oxidase [flavin-containing] Benzyme
NicotineCytochrome P450 19A1target
NicotineCholine O-acetyltransferasetarget
CevimelineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target
CevimelineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
CevimelineCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
CevimelineCytochrome P450 2D6enzyme
CevimelineDimethylaniline monooxygenase [N-oxide-forming] 1enzyme
CarbamoylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target
CarbamoylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M2target
CarbamoylcholineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-2target
CarbamoylcholineCytosolic phospholipase A2enzyme
CarbamoylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
CarbamoylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4target
BethanecholMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M2target
BethanecholMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target
BethanecholMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
BethanecholMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4target
PilocarpineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target
PilocarpineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M2target
PilocarpineCytochrome P450 2A6enzyme
PilocarpineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
PilocarpineCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
PilocarpineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4target
VareniclineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4target
VareniclineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7target
VareniclineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-3target
VareniclineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-6target
VareniclineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-2target
VareniclineSolute carrier family 22 member 2transporter
AcetylcholineSolute carrier family 22 member 5transporter
AcetylcholineSolute carrier family 22 member 1transporter
AcetylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target
AcetylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M2target
AcetylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
AcetylcholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4target
AcetylcholineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7target
ArecolineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target
ArecolineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
LobelineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-9target
LobelineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-10target
LobelineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7target
GTS-21Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7target
GTS-21Cytochrome P450 1A2enzyme
GTS-21Cytochrome P450 2E1enzyme
MethacholineMuscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3target
EpibatidineCHRNA7-FAM7A fusion proteintarget
EpibatidineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7target
EpibatidineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-2target
EpibatidineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-2target
EpibatidineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-3target
EpibatidineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4target
EpibatidineNeuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-4target
NGX267Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M1target