How is bethanechol administered?
Administer bethanechol on an empty stomach (i.e., 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal) to minimize nausea and vomiting. Bethanechol injection is for subcutaneous injection only. Do NOT administer intravenously or intramuscularly; serious adverse effects may occur.
What is bethanechol 5 mg used for?
Bethanechol is used to treat urinary retention (trouble urinating) that may be caused by surgery, delivering a baby, or other conditions. Bethanechol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How often is bethanechol taken?
Bethanechol comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Bethanechol usually is taken two to four times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
Can you overdose on bethanechol?
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 90 minutes after taking bethanechol. Keep the tablets in their original container, along with the packet or canister of moisture-absorbing preservative. Overdose symptoms may include drooling, stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, or feeling hot.
What are the possible side effects of Duvoid, Urecholine?
What are the possible side effects of bethanechol (Duvoid, Urecholine)? 1 dizziness or drowsiness; 2 headache; 3 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort; 4 slow heartbeats followed by fast heartbeats; 5 flushing or warmth about the face; 6 sweating; or 7 tearing eyes.
What do you need to know about Duvoid and bethanechol?
What is bethanechol (Duvoid, Urecholine)? Bethanechol is used to treat urinary retention (trouble urinating) that may be caused by surgery, delivering a baby, or other conditions. Bethanechol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What happens if you take two doses of Duvoid?
Do not take two doses at one time. What happens if I overdose (Duvoid, Urecholine)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include drooling, stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, or feeling hot.
How often should you take bethanechol chloride per day?
The usual dose is 5 mg subcutaneous 3—4 times per day as needed. The minimum effective dose may be determined by administering 2.5 mg and then repeating the same dose every 15—30 minutes until satisfactory results are obtained or until given 4 times (up to total 10 mg).