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Bethanechol Chloride

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INDICATIONS

bethanechol chloride is indicated for the treatment of acute postoperative and postpartum non obstructive (functional) urinary retention and for neurogenic atony of the urinary bladder with retention.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosage must be individualized, depending on the type and severity of the condition to be treated.

Preferably give the drug when the stomach is empty. If taken soon after eating, nausea and vomiting may occur.

The usual adult oral dose ranges from 10 to 50 mg three or four times a day. The minimum effective dose is determined by giving 5 to 10 mg initially and repeating the same amount at hourly intervals until satisfactory response occurs, or until a maximum of 50 mg has been given. The effects of the drug sometimes appear within 30 minutes and are usually maximal within 60 to 90 minutes. The drug effects persist for about one hour.

If necessary, the effects of the drug can be abolished promptly by atropine (see OVERDOSAGE).

HOW SUPPLIED

Bethanechol Chloride (bethanechol) Tablets, USP

5 mg - White, 7/16" diameter, round flat faced bevel edge tablets: one side scored and debossed BCL bisect 5, one side debossed 832, in bottles of 100 and 1000, and in unit dose cartons of 100 tablets (10 cards containing 10 tablets each).

10 mg - White, 7/16" diameter, round flat faced bevel edge tablets; one side scored and debossed BCL bisect 10, one side debossed 832, in bottles of 100. 250 and 1000, and in unit dose cartons of 100 tablets (10 cards containing 10 tablets each).

25 mg - Yellow, 7/16" diameter, round flat faced bevel edge tablets; one side scored and debossed BCL bisect 25, one side debossed 832, in bottles of 100, 250, 500 and 1000, and in unit dose cartons of 100 tablets (10 cards containing 10 tablets each).

50 mg - Yellow, 7/16" diameter, round fiat faced bevel edge tablets; one side scored and debossed BCL bisect 50, one side debossed 832, in bottles of 100, 500 and 1000. and in unit dose cartons of 100 tablets (10 cards containing 10 tablets each).

Store at 20-25°C (68-7?°F) and excursions permitted to 15-30"C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Dispense in a tight container as defined in the USP

Keep out of reach of children.

Rev. 05-05. Manufactured by: UPSHER-SMITH LABORATORIES, INC. Minneapolis, MN 55447. FDA Rev date: 6/1/2005

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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