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 (bĕ-thăn′ĭ-kôl′, -kŏl′)
A cholinergic drug, C7H16N2O2, that is used in the form of its chloride to treat urinary retention by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

[Perhaps beth- (blend of beta methyl) + -ane + chol(ine).]
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Maintained on multiple medications, including lithium, valproic acid, bethanechol, nitrofurantoin, benztropine.
Methacholine, carbachol, bethanechol and oxotremorine are the most known synthetic muscarinic agonists.
Bethanechol is a cholinergic agent used to treat urinary retention related to bladder atony.
"Topical Diltiazem and Bethanechol Decrease Anal Sphincter Pressure and Heal Anal Fissures without Side Effects".
Consider a trial of a cholinergic agonist, such as bethanechol, in patients with urinary retention.
The patient's medication regimen at the time of the initial events included metoprolol, bethanechol, and clonidine, all of which possess potential atrioventricular nodal blocking properties.
Go, "Gastric motor abnormalities in diabetic and postvagotomy gastroparesis: effect of metoclopramide and bethanechol," Gastroenterology, vol.
* medications--including some antidepressants, propranolol, pilocarpine, and bethanechol
Topical bethanechol, a muscarinic agonist, has been shown to cause a dose-dependent reduction of anal pressure, with a maximal 24% reduction seen with 0.1% bethanechol.[38] Although this data appears promising, large, prospective studies are needed before any treatment recommendations can be done.
"Twice-yearly urinalysis can ensure that any brewing medical problems are caught early on." Oral medications can help with sphincter control (phenylpropanolamine or prazosin) and urinary bladder muscle control (bethanechol).