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What are the side effects of bethanechol 25mg?

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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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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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?

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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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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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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