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Review: could Bethanechol chloride cause Urinary retention?

Summary: Urinary retention is found among people who take Bethanechol chloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Vesicare, and have Benign prostatic hyperplasia.

We study 180 people who have side effects while taking Bethanechol chloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Urinary retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary retention and more.

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Bethanechol chloride

Bethanechol chloride has active ingredients of bethanechol chloride. It is often used in urinary retention. (latest outcomes from Bethanechol chloride 202 users)

Urinary retention

Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Urinary Retention 13,818 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 180 people reported to have side effects when taking Bethanechol chloride. Among them, 7 people (3.89%) have Urinary Retention.

Trend of Urinary retention in Bethanechol chloride reports

Time on Bethanechol chloride when people have Urinary retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary retention0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Urinary retention when taking Bethanechol chloride * :

Urinary retention14.29%85.71%

Age of people who have Urinary retention when taking Bethanechol chloride * :

Urinary retention0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Urinary retention when taking Bethanechol chloride ** :


How people recovered from Urinary retention ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (5 people, 71.43%)
  2. Hypertonic bladder (3 people, 42.86%)
  3. Prostate cancer (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (1 people, 14.29%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vesicare (4 people, 57.14%)
  2. Dyazide (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Detrol la (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Vitamin e (1 people, 14.29%)
  5. Cenestin (1 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can urinary retention cause severe dizziness and lightheartedness?
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Nausea, Urinary Retention, Lightheadedness - Dizzy, Eczema, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS))
    I had a kidney infection for 1.5 months diagnosed in August this year it took 2 lots of antibiotics to kick it but now I am left with SEVERE urinary retention I had a cystoscopy which only lasted for 24 hours it was done when I was awake so I think that it wasn't very affective by the next morning I ...
  • Bethanechol is helping my anxiety and stress and my doctor does not know why (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 49 year old woman who has Anxiety In Bladder Lower Abdominal, Intermiten Diaria 6 Weeks, Lower Back Pain, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Diverticulitis, Ovarian Cyst 10 Years Ago, Menstrual Cramps 10 Years Ago, Degenerative Disk, Spinal/neck Injury 10 Years Ago, Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1998, and takes Bethanechol Chloride)
    Want to know why the bethanechol 25mg helps me so much in my anxiety both in bladder as well as my mood? I have been using bethanechol 25mg the past few months and have developed diarrhea with no explanation why. I was taken off bethanechol chloride because they felt it may have been the reason f ...
  • Is my chance of tremors high if i am getting treated with endep?
    (Asked by a 26 year old man who has Lazy Bowel, Lower Limb Weakness, Depression - Chronic, Duodenogastric Reflux, Urinary Retention, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (T2 - L3), and takes Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Oxycodone Hydrochloride , Pantoprazole Sodium, Naproxen)
    The oxycodone hydrochloride also has naloxone hydrochloride in it (targin) and its pretty new on the market to treat pain + constipation. i was put on endep right after i noticed getting nightmares because of the mirtazapine i was taking for my chronic depression.

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