Bethanechol stimulates your bladder to empty.
Bethanechol is used to treat urinary retention (difficulty urinating), which may occur after surgery, after delivering a baby, and in other situations.
Less common or rare - more common with the injection
blurred vision or change in near or distance vision
dizziness or lightheadedness
frequent urge to urinate
increased watering of mouth or sweating
nausea or vomiting
redness or flushing of skin or feeling of warmth
sleeplessness, nervousness, or jitters
stomach discomfort or pain
(oral tablet, subcutaneous solution, compounding powder)