What is Bethanechol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Urecholine Duvoid

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This is a drug that affects the parasympathetic nervous system. It is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors. It stimulates a muscle in the bladder to help you urinate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 29 12
Urinary retention 11 2
Neurogenic bladder 5 4
Gastroparesis 2 3
Brain fog 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
6
None
11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bethanechol

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 2
Excess saliva 1
Frequent night time urination 1
Frequent urination 1
Seizures 1
Urinary incontinence 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bethanechol

Dosage Patients
75 mg daily 2
10 mg three times daily 1
25 mg three times daily 1
25 mg four times daily 1
50 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bethanechol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Bethanechol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Bethanechol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 11
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bethanechol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Silodosin (Rapaflo) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Bethanechol

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Apr 17, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked fairly well. New Neuro-Urologist recommended stopping since it could toughen the bladder walls reducing capacity. Have seen some improvement since stopping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 11, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neurogenic bladder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

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