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Bethanecol

Identifier

018042

Type of spiritual experience

Hallucination

A description of the experience

Bethanechol is a parasympathomimetic choline carbamate that selectively stimulates muscarinic receptors without any effect on nicotinic receptors. Unlike acetylcholine, bethanechol is not hydrolyzed by cholinesterase and will therefore have a long duration of action. Bethanechol is sold under the brand names Duvoid (Roberts), Myotonachol (Glenwood), Urecholine (Merck Frosst) and Urocarb (Hamilton).

Atropine is given preoperatively to prevent voiding of the bowel/bladder during surgery, Bethanechol is then given postoperatively to revert this action

Bethanechol alleviates dry mouth and is sometimes given orally or subcutaneously to treat urinary retention resulting from general anesthetic, diabetic neuropathy of the bladder, or a side effect of antidepressants; or to treat gastrointestinal lack of muscular tone. The muscarinic receptors in the bladder and gastrointestinal tract stimulate contraction of the bladder and expulsion of urine, and increased gastrointestinal motility, respectively. Bethanechol should be used to treat these disorders only after mechanical obstruction is ruled out as a possible cause.

On Sep, 27, 2015: 181 people reported to have side effects when taking Bethanechol chloride. Among them, 1 people (0.55%) has Hallucination.

 

On Oct, 10, 2015: 181 people reported to have side effects when taking Bethanechol chloride. Among them, 1 people (0.55%) has Death.

 

The source of the experience

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Activities

Observation contributed by: John Bryant