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Bethanechol

Description

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
N07AB02
Bethanechol
N Nervous system → N07 Other nervous system drugs → N07A Parasympathomimetics → N07AB Choline esters

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Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
URECHOLINE Tablet
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US