BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet)

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BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet)

BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


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BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Bethanechol (be-THAN-e-kole) Treats urinary or bladder problems. Helps empty the bladder and increases urination.

When To Not Use BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an unusual or allergic reaction to bethanechol.

How Should You Use BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • Take on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals to avoid nausea and vomiting (unless your doctor tells you differently).
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you are less than 1 hour late taking your medicine, take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is more than 2 hours past your normal dosing time and return to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking if you have asthma, epilepsy (seizures), heart or thyroid disease, Parkinson's disease, blood pressure problems (high or low), intestinal or urinary blockages, or stomach disorders.
  • Talk with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Bethanechol can make you dizzy or drowsy. Be careful if you drive a car or operate machinery.
  • To avoid dizziness from this medicine, stand up slowly from a sitting or lying position.

BETHANECHOL (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Vision changes
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or drowsiness
  • Stomach cramps or colicky pain
  • Gas, belching, or diarrhea
  • Urge to urinate often

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