What are the Therapeutic Effects of Bethanechol chloride (Duvoid, Urecholine)?
Stimulated smooth muscle contraction. Restore smooth muscle tone and peristalisis following general anesthesia. Relaxes urinary sphincters and causes detrusor muslce of the bladder to contract (resulting in voiding)
Off label: treatment of adynamic ilius and gastric atony
What is the mechanism of action of bethanechol chlordie (Duvoid, Urecholine)?
interacts indirectly with muscarinic receptors to cause body responses typical of parasympathetic stimulation. It is not destroyed by AchE; therefore, its actions are more prolonged than those of Ach.
What are the Pharmacokinetics of bethanechol chloride (Duvoid, Urecholine)?
Route(s): PO, subcut
Absorption: Poorly absorbed PO, well absorbed subcut
Distribution: Widely distributed; does not cross the blood brain barrier