|| Bethanechol Chloride
What is Urivoid?
Urivoid containing the active ingredient bethanechol chloride is considered a muscarinic receptor type of medication. It works by helping the bladder muscle squeeze better and to stimulate the bladder to empty. The tablets can be used to treat urinary retention occurring after surgery, after delivering a baby, diabetic neuropathy of the bladder or as a side effect of some drugs.
How is Urivoid used?
Urivoid is usually used orally 3 to 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after meals to prevent an upset stomach. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the treatment.
Patients using Urivoid may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe abdominal pain
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Urivoid is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.