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Bethanechol Chloride

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE
(bethanechol)
Tablets, USP 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Bethanechol chloride (bethanechol) , a cholinergic agent, is a synthetic esler which is structurally and pharmacologically related to acetylcholine.

It is designated chemically as Z-[(aminocarbony) oxy]-N, N, (V-trimethyl-1-propanaminium chloride. Its molecular formula is C7H17CIN202 and its structural formula is:

Bethanechol chloride structural formula illustration

It is a white, hygroscopic crystalline powder having a slight amine-like odor, freely soluble in water, and has a molecular weight of 196.68.

Each tablet for oral administration contains 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg or 50 mg bethanechol chloride, USP Tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, (25 mg and 50 mg) D&C~ Yellow # 10 Lake and FD&C Yellow # 6 Lake.

What are the possible side effects of bethanechol (Duvoid, Urecholine)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking bethanechol and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or
  • shortness of breath, wheezing, or tightness in your chest.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take bethanechol and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • dizziness or drowsiness;
  • headache;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal...

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What are the precautions when taking bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?

Before taking bethanechol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: recent stomach/intestinal/bladder surgery, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers, blockage, spasms), peritonitis, blockage of the bladder, a certain nerve problem (vagotonia), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), lung disease (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), heart problems (e.g., coronary artery disease, slow heartbeat), seizures, Parkinson's...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/28/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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