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Bethanechol Chloride Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What are the possible side effects of bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- How should I take bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What should I avoid while taking bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- What other drugs will affect bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a bethanechol overdose include abdominal discomfort, increased salivation or watering mouth, flushing or hot feeling of the skin, sweating, nausea, and vomiting.
What should I avoid while taking bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Bethanechol may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you rise from a sitting or lying position. Rise slowly to avoid becoming dizzy, falling, or hurting yourself.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Bethanechol may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.
What other drugs will affect bethanechol (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Before taking bethanechol, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- donepezil (Aricept);
- tacrine (Cognex);
- quinidine (Cardioquin, others); or
- procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan SR).
You may not be able to take bethanechol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with bethanechol. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about bethanechol written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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