What is urecholine?Chemical Name: BETHANECHOL (be-THAN-e-kole)
The chemical name of Urecholine is Bethanechol. It is used to relieve the difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. Bethanechol 25 mg is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy.
Each Urecholine 25 mg tablet for oral administration contains:
- Bethanechol chloride, USP
- Anhydrous lactose
- Colloidal silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Sodium starch glycolate
This medication is taken orally, 3-4 times in a day as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The amount of medication to be taken depends on your medical condition and the duration of the treatment. It may interact with other drugs, so make sure you tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking. It should be taken on an empty stomach to prevent nausea, vomiting, etc.
Your physician should know your complete medical history as this is very crucial especially of:
- Recent stomach surgery
- Stomach/intestinal problems
- Blockage of the bladder
- Parkinson’s disease
If you suffer from any of the above, you may not be able to take Urecholine, or you may require an adjustment in your dosage.
In case of urinary retention, if the sphincter doesn’t relax when Urecholine contracts the bladder, the urine may be forced up from the ureter into the pelvis of the kidney. This may result in reflux infection if there is bacteriuria.
If you are pregnant, you should take Bethanechol chloride only when clearly needed since side effects of Urecholine in pregnant women are not clearly known.
If you are using Urecholine with consultation from your doctor, then you should keep the fact in mind that he has weighed the pros and cons of the medicine before prescribing them to you. There are a few side effects of using Urecholine. You need to look out for the following and consult a doctor if they worsen:
- Feeling lightheaded
- Abdominal cramps
- Increased urination
- Watery eyes
- Fast heartbeat
- Severe abdominal pain
- Trouble breathing
Developing an allergic reaction to Urecholine is rare. However, if such a situation arises, get medical assistance immediately.
If you notice anything other than the above-listed side effects, you should contact your physician.
Product Code: 9468
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
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