Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride)
What is Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) used for?
Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) is given as a treatment for bladder problems, such as being unable to urinate, or not being able to completely empty the bladder due to surgery or other causes. This drug works by improving the ability of the bladder muscles to squeeze, which in turn improves the patient's ability to urinate. It may also be used to treat heartburn, by helping the stomach muscles move food through the stomach faster.
How should I use Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) tablets should be taken orally, 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. These tablets are usually taken 3 to 4 times per day, or as directed by your physician. Discuss the proper dosage requirements with your physician before you take this medication, and never exceed the prescribed dosage.
What are the side effects of Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride)?
Patients taking Urivoid (Bethanechol Chloride) tablets may experience some side effects, such as:
If you notice a worsening of any of these side effects, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as breathlessness or wheezing, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Urivoid (Bethanechol 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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.