Can cholinergic medication help treat overflow incontinence?

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Cholinergics such as bethanechol (Duvoid, Urecholine) strengthen the contractions of the bladder muscle and may be prescribed to men and women who have overflow incontinence due to urinary retention because of a weak bladder muscle (not a blockage). Side effects can include shortness of breath, blurry vision, sweating, and dizziness.

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