Anbesol

Name: Anbesol

Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Local anesthetic; decreases the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions, which inhibits depolarization and subsequently blocks conduction of nerve impulses

Absorption

Higher absorption at mucous membranes and traumatized skin; poor absorption at intact skin

Metabolism

Via hydrolysis by cholinesterase into metabolites

Elimination

Excretion: Urine (metabolites)

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