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- BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 25mg
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Bethanechol exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Bethanechol must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Bethanechol even when there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Bethanechol unless instructed by the doctor.
Take Bethanechol on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. This may help to minimise some of the side effects on the stomach, such as nausea or vomiting.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you had a recent infection of the kidney or urination problems.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Bethanechol.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have or ever had any of these conditions:
- blockage of the intestines or bladder
- overactive thyroid
- stomach ulcers
- epilepsy (fits)
- asthma or other long-term breathing problems
- unusually slow heart rate
- heart disease
- low or high blood pressure
- Parkinson's disease
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Bethanechol.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Bethanechol is used to treat urination problems which may occur after an operation or after childbirth. It helps you to pass urine more easily and more completely.
Bethanechol may also be used together with other medicines to treat reflux disease. Reflux is also known as "heartburn", in which food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste.
What side effects could I experience?
Bethanechol may cause headache, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea and vomiting.
You may also feel drowsy or dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking Bethanechol for the first time. This is normal and should improve gradually as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position. If you feel drowsy or dizzy, sit or lie down until you feel better. Avoid driving or taking part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Less commonly, Bethanechol may cause other side effects. Alert your doctor if you experience unusual problems while being treated with Bethanechol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- similar medicines such as distigmine or carbachol
- heart medicines such as procainamide or quinidine
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.