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bethanechol

 [bĕ-tha´nĕ-kol]
a cholinergic agonist and prokinetic agent used in the form of the chloride salt as a smooth muscle relaxant in treatment of urinary retention. Hypotension and dyspnea may occur as side effects; if they do, the patient is placed in Fowler's position and atropine is usually administered.

bethanechol

(bĕ-thăn′ĭ-kôl′, -kŏl′)
n.
A cholinergic drug, C7H16N2O2, that is used in the form of its chloride to treat urinary retention by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

bethanechol

A CHOLINERGIC drug which acts mainly on the bowel and bladder, stimulating these organs to empty. It is used to treat reflux oesophagitis and urinary retention. A brand name is Myotonine.
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The cholinergics oral bethanechol (such as Urecholine) [C] and injectable neostigmine (Prostigmin) [C] are used for urinary retention, and bethanechol is used for postpartum nonobstructive urinary retention.
Prokinetic agents include metoclopramide (also known as Reglan), bethanechol (Duvoid) and tegaserod (Zelnorm).
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has won FDA approval for its abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for generic versions of Urecholine tablets (bethanechol chloride tablets USP), 5 mg, 10 rag, 25 mg and 50 mg.
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