Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Duvoid, Urecholine
Generic Name: bethanechol (Pronunciation: be THAN e chol)
What is bethanechol (Duvoid, Urecholine)?
Bethanechol stimulates your bladder to empty.
Bethanechol is used to treat urinary retention (difficulty urinating), which may occur after surgery, after delivering a baby, and in other situations.
Bethanechol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Bethanechol 10 mg-AMN
round, white, imprinted with AN 572
Bethanechol 10 mg-GLO
round, yellow, imprinted with 952
Bethanechol 25 mg-AMN
round, yellow, imprinted with AN 573
Bethanechol 25 mg-GLO
round, yellow, imprinted with 953
Bethanechol 5 mg-AMN
round, white, imprinted with AN 571
Bethanechol 5 mg-GLO
round, yellow, imprinted with 951
Bethanechol 50 mg-AMN
round, yellow, imprinted with AN 574
Bethanechol 50 mg-GLO
round, yellow, imprinted with 954
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:
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take bethanechol and talk to your doctor if you experience
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about bethanechol (Duvoid, Urecholine)?
Take bethanechol on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals to prevent nausea and vomiting.
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.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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