Which medications in the drug class Cholinergic agents are used in the treatment of Idiopathic Orthostatic Hypotension and other Autonomic Failure Syndromes?

Updated: Oct 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohini Gurme, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Cholinergic agents

These agents stimulate cholinergic receptors in the smooth muscle of the urinary bladder for stimulation of bladder emptying.

Bethanechol hydrochloride (Duvoid, Urecholine)

For selective stimulation of the bladder to produce contraction to initiate micturition and empty bladder. Most useful in bladder hypotonia. Rarely used because of GI stimulation and difficulty in timing effect.


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