Generic Name and Formulations:
Bethanechol chloride 5mg, 10mg, 25mg, 50mg; scored tabs.
Indications for URECHOLINE:
Post-op and post-partum nonobstructive urinary retention and retentive neurogenic urinary atony.
Take on empty stomach. Initially 5–10mg every hour until effective or max 50mg, then 10–50mg 3–4 times daily.
Hyperthyroidism. Peptic ulcer. Asthma. Bradycardia. Hypotension. Vasomotor instability. Coronary artery disease. Epilepsy. Parkinsonism. Obstructive uropathies. Questionable GI or bladder integrity. Obstructive, spastic, inflammatory GI disorders. Vagotonia. Peritonitis. When increased GI or bladder muscle activity may be harmful.
Reflux urinary infection. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Severe abdominal symptoms and hypotension with ganglionic blockers.
Cholinergic effects, GI upset, asthma, headache, facial flushing, malaise, orthostatic hypotension.