The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Bethanechol/Urecholine, Duvoid

- Parasympathomimetic agent that has a direct stimulating effect on the detrussor, causing increased intravesicular pressure; 
- For neurogenic atony of the bladder with retention, acute post operative and post functional (non obstructive) urinary retention; 
- in doses of 5-10 mg SC or in oral doses of 50 mg or more, it may be of use in treating some pts with neurogenic bladder dysfunction; 
- Adult: 10-15 mg PO tid/qid or 5mg SQ tid/qid and PRN; 
- do not administer IM or IV; 
- Contraindicated in bladder outlet obstruction, Asthma, coronary artery dz; 
- Peds: 0.3-0.6 mg/kg/24hr PO DD tid/qid or 1/3 the oral dose SQ

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:25 pm