Almitrine Bismesylate Definition


Almitrine Bismesylate:

A respiratory stimulant that enhances respiration by acting as an agonist of peripheral chemoreceptors located on the carotid bodies. The drug increases arterial oxygen tension while decreasing arterial carbon dioxide tension in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It may also prove useful in the treatment of nocturnal oxygen desaturation without impairing the quality of sleep.

Synonym: almitrine monomesylate, almitrine dimesylate, almitrine bis(methanesulfonate), almitrine, vectarion.