Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride)
What is Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) used for?
Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) is an oral medication prescribed to patients suffering from urinary retention caused by surgery or other conditions. It operates by stimulating muscles in the bladder to empty its contents. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results. One tablet is normally administered three to four times daily, but your particular dosage will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water on an empty stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Side effects that may occur while using Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include trouble breathing, chest tightness, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the face, or closing of the throat. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or intense symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not use Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) if you have had an intestinal anastomosis, a recent heart attack, intestinal obstruction, an obstruction of the urinal tract, or if you have an allergy to any of its ingredients. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly or if the patient being treated is a child as these conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Urivoid (Behtanechol Chloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.