- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Duvoid* used for?
Generic for Duvoid* (Bethanechol) is used to treat urinary retention resulting from surgery, drugs, post-delivery of a baby, or weakness in certain bladder muscles. Generic for Duvoid* is also used to treat nerve problems in the urinary bladder. Generic for Duvoid* works by stimulating the bladder muscle to contract and this improves urine flow, thereby relieving difficulties in urinating or emptying the bladder completely.
Generic for Duvoid* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Duvoid*?
The dosage of Generic for Duvoid* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Duvoid* by mouth on an empty stomach.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Duvoid*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Duvoid* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Duvoid*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Duvoid*, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Generic for Duvoid* may include nausea, vomiting, sweating, flushing and abdominal pain.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Duvoid*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Duvoid*.
Generic for Duvoid* can interact with the following types of medicines: high blood pressure medications.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Duvoid*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Duvoid*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Duvoid* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Duvoid* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Duvoid* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Duvoid* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Duvoid* can cause side effects such as headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, flushing, sweating and watery eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Duvoid*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Duvoid*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Duvoid* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Duvoid*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Duvoid*?
How will Generic for Duvoid* work in my body?
How should Generic for Duvoid* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Duvoid* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Duvoid* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before taking Generic for Duvoid*, inform your doctor if you have allergies, heart problems, low blood pressure, asthma, Parkinson's disease, stomach/intestinal problems and overactive thyroid.