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Dr. Michael Sarr
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Bethanechol (Definition)

Bethanechol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


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

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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I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?

I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?

No...: The popularity of using Bethanechol chloride for "weakened" bladder has undergone significant change; its use was popular back in 1970s-1990s, and has been tapering over the past two decades. It theoretically increases contractibility of bladder muscle, ; its intended effectiveness fell short of expectation. So, some urologists would not bother to use it at all nowadays. It has no curative effect. ...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

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Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Can be used: Bethanechol can be used temporarily for acute urinary retention. It is not a recommended long-term treatment, however. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bethanechol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bethanechol allergy?

Bladder emptying: This medication has been used for a long time to stimulate the bladder to help the bladder empty better. Recent research has shown that is not effective especially if given in a pill form. It causes nausea, salivation and cardiac effects. Hence its use has never become popular. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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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My son has hlhs (a chd), delayed gastric emptying and reactive airway. What meds are available besides bethanechol to help his stomach to empty?

My son has hlhs (a chd), delayed gastric emptying and reactive airway. What meds are available besides bethanechol to help his stomach to empty?

Not many: Some people use Erythromycin as well. The problem is that few of these medicines have been studied in children, and fewer (if any) in children with chd. But I've used Erythromycin in a few of my hlhs patients and not had a problem. Please discuss this with the pediatrician and cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is Bethanecol a good medicine for urinary retention???

Is Bethanecol a good medicine for urinary retention???

Use of Bethanechol: It may work to treat retention, but it depends on the reason for urinary retention. It is not indicated if the inability ro void is due to BPH, however it might be useful for treating someone with neurogenic bladder ...Read more

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Will bethanecol make me vomit? Because I have a huge fear of that

Will bethanecol make me vomit? Because I have a huge fear of that

Nausea/vomiting: There is no way to predict whether or not a specific side effect will occup. Nausea is one if the recognized side effects of bethanecholol ...Read more

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Does Bethanecol help with postpartum urinary retention?

Does Bethanecol help with postpartum urinary retention?

Yes.: Yes. It works for urinary retention. It's more important to figure out the underlying cause of the urinary retention. ...Read more

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Does Bethanecol help with postpartum urinary retention? Is it a good medicine??

Does Bethanecol help with postpartum urinary retention? Is it a good medicine??

May help: Bethanechol maybe used for urinary retention that occurs after being administered anesthesia. In my experience not a great medication to treat this condition. Ensure your bowel movements are soft and regular. Make sure you are working with a urologist to help you with this condition. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Urecholine (Definition)

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