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Bethanechol is a powerful cholinergic agent. It stimulates the bladder muscle to improve the urine flow and thereby helps in emptying the bladder. It is used for the treatment of urinary retention without any structural obstruction. Bethanechol is sometimes prescribed by the doctor for abdominal distension due to dilated colon and in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, in which the acid from the stomach moves back to the esophagus or foodpipe. 

Drug information on Urivoid (25mg) (Bethanechol 25mg) from Cipla Limited

Urivoid (25mg)

  Tablet  
Cipla Limited
Generic : Bethanechol
 117.50
25mg
10
Combination of Generics : Bethanechol 25mg
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Side effects of Bethanechol

  Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, belching, increased salivation, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

  Genitourinary - Frequent urge to urinate.

  Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing, precipitation of asthmatic attacks.

  Central Nervous System:Dizziness, light headedness, headache.

  Heart: Low blood pressure with fast heart rate, feeling faint.

  Eye: Watering of eyes, problems with vision.

  Skin – Flushing of skin due to dilatation of blood vessels, sweating, rashes in case of allergy.

When is Bethanechol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Bethanechol is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to the drug, with history of asthma, peptic ulcer, intestinal or urinary obstruction, following recent gastrointestinal or urinary surgery, decreased heart rate and low blood pressure, epilepsy, Parkinsonism, coronary heart disease and overactive thyroid.


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