Bethanechol is a synthetic parasympathetic agonist designed to selectively act upon postganglionic muscarinic cells to elicit smooth muscle contraction. In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated pharmacologic activity on the detrusor muscles and bladder outlet; however, its clinical effectiveness in facilitating bladder emptying has not been demonstrated.8

Benzodiazepines have also been advocated in the past as effective in preventing postoperative UR. A recent small randomized placebo-controlled trial revealed no reduction in the incidence of retention after ambulatory gynecologic procedures.9

Getting to Know Anxiety

Getting to Know Anxiety

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