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can bethanechol be used for urinary retention?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Bethanechol is used for urinary retention, including that caused by drugs (tca's, phenothiazine), & also for neurogenic bladder. Your doc will want to see you to determine cause so as not to overlook a treatable origin.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is benefit of bethanechol for urinary retention?

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Dr. PAUL EUN answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Helps you go: It can help empty your bladder when you are unable to. This is often used right after surgery/anesthesia until normal bladder function returns. It helps stimulate bladder muscle so you can empty your bladder.
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Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

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Dr. PAUL EUN answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Can be used: Bethanechol can be used temporarily for acute urinary retention. It is not a recommended long-term treatment, however.

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