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Dr. Michael Sarr
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Bethanechol (Overview)

Bethanechol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is benefit of bethanechol for urinary retention?

What is benefit of bethanechol for urinary retention?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sarr
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Bethanechol (Overview)

Bethanechol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Why does bethanechol cause blurred vision?

Why does bethanechol cause  blurred vision?

Affects focusin: Bethanechol is a medicine classified as a cholinergic. A side effectof the medicine is that is stimulates the focusing muscles of the eye when they should not be. This will cause the muscle to focus incorrectly, therefore, blurring your vision. ...Read more

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Can bethanechol be used for urinary retention?

Can bethanechol be used for urinary retention?

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. ...Read more

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

Yes: All drugs, even aspirin, have potential side effects. Serious reactions that can occur with Bethanechol include: asthma, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate and seizures . Less serious but more common side effects include: abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, belching, diarrhea, need to urinate, excess saliva, headache, fatigue, flushing, sweating, and eyes tearing. ...Read more

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Does bethanechol chloride have any curative effect for a weakened bladder?

Does bethanechol chloride have any curative effect for a weakened bladder?

No: Bethanechol is a medication that acts as a cholinergic agent and in theory causes the bladder muscle to contract. In theory it sounds good, in practice, it rarely helps. It never cures. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bethanechol 25mg?

Many: Bethanechol is a prescription drug sometimes prescribed to stimulate bladder emptying. It has many potential side effects including abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, rapid heart rate and bronchospasms to name just a few. In my experience the drug is rarely effective enough to justify its side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bethanechol to work for gastroparesis?

How long does it take for bethanechol to work for gastroparesis?

Here are some ...: Theoretically, it's sound and "yes" to bring a hope, but in reality, it would be more "no' than "yes" for it merely stimulates parasympathetic nerve, not to help restore the physical deficiency created by aging, illnesses, and lifestyles. So, ask the doc who suggests its use. Likewise, this drug have been used for bladder with high expectation, but resulting in mixed result at best. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Urecholine (Definition)

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