Brand names: DUVOID URECHOLINE
Bethanechol chloride, a cholinergic agent, is a synthetic ester which is structurally and pharmacologically related to acetylcholine. Bethanechol chloride acts principally by producing the effects of stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. It stimulates gastric motility, increases gastric tone and often restores impaired rhythmic peristalsis. It is not destroyed by cholinesterase and its effects are more prolonged than those of acetylcholine.