The plasma concentration of neostigmine was measured in five patients during the antagonism of neuromuscular block. The concentration of the drug decreased rapidly between 2 and 5 min after administration, and then more slowly. Detectable concentrations of neostigmine were present in plasma after 60 min. In the five patients the distribution half-life of neostigmine was less than 1 min; the elimination half-life ranged from 15.4 to 30.1 min.
- antagonism of neuromuscular block,
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