Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Urecholine


Bethanechol is taken to treat certain disorders of the urinary tract or bladder. It helps to cause urination and emptying of the bladder. Bethanechol may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Bethanechol is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, bethanechol is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Certain stomach problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (caused by acid in the stomach washing back up into the esophagus)
  • Megacolon (an abnormally large or dilated colon)

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Solution
  • Elixir