my gat got really sick and he has crystals in his bladder he was unable to urinate brcause a crystal blocked his bladder the vet was going to put a cather in him but upon trying this the crystal passed. Now he has to be on special food and he wont eat anything
21 Aug 2011
I suggest you give your Vet a quick call and ask him / her.
I looked it up and I believe it will cause your cat not to eat, but let the specialist inform you.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Bethanechol:
Belching; change in pupil size or vision; constant feeling of having to urinate; diarrhea; discomfort; dizziness; fainting; fall in blood pressure; flushing causing a feeling of warmth; headache; lightheadedness; nausea; pain; rumbling stomach; salivation; sensation of heat around the face; stomach cramps; sweating; tearing; urinary urgency.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Bethanechol:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); asthma attacks.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
21 Aug 2011
Was your cat diagnosed with Feline Urinary Syndrome or FUS? If so, you need to feed your cat a diet VERY LOW IN ASH content. Check cat food labels for the percentage of ash, pick the absolute lowest ash food and see if your kitty will eat that food.
Best wishes to you and cat!!
- Bethanechol Information for Consumers
- Bethanechol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bethanechol (detailed)
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