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By mouth

Treats urinary or bladder problems. Helps empty the bladder and increases urination… Read more

Brand names include: Urecholine

Oral route, Subcutaneous route

Bethanechol is taken to treat certain disorders of the urinary tract or bladder. It helps to cause urination and emptying of the bladder. Bethanechol… Read more

Brand names include: Urecholine

Drug classes About this
Cholinergic, Urinary Antispasmodic

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Chronic Urinary Retention: Comparative Effectiveness and Harms of Treatments [Internet]

To determine the effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of treatments for chronic urinary retention (CUR), also termed partial or persistent urinary retention or incomplete bladder emptying, in adults.

Faecal Incontinence: The Management of Faecal Incontinence in Adults

For many people faecal incontinence is the result of a complex interplay of contributing factors, many of which can co-exist. Some may be relatively simple to reverse.

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease: Recognition, Diagnosis and Management in Children and Young People

This guideline focuses on symptoms of and interventions for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Commonly observed events, such as infant regurgitation, are covered, as well as much rarer but potentially more serious problems, such as apnoea. Where appropriate, clear recommendations are given as to when and how reassurance should be offered. In contrast, advice is given to health care professionals regarding when investigations should be considered or treatments are indicated. Finally, it is emphasised that other, and on occasion more serious, conditions that need different management can be confused with some of the relatively common manifestations of GOR or GORD. These warning signs are defined under the headings of ‘red flags’, along with recommended initial actions.

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