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Bethanechol Chloride



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Muscarinic receptor agonist (parasympathomimetic agent, direct acting)

Drug acting on the gastrointestinal system

Choline ester


Chemical Names

(2-Carbamoyloxypropyl)trimetylammonium chlorid (IUPAC)

1-Propanaminium, 2-[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]-N,N,N-trimetyl-, chloride

Foreign Names

  • Bethanecholi chloridum (Latin)
  • Bethanecholchlorid (German)

Generic Names

  • Bethanechol Chloride (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Carbamylmethylcholine chloride (IS)
  • Mecothane (IS)
  • Bethanechol Chloride (PH: JP XVI, USP 38)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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