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Journal of Addiction Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e3181ed2f50
Case Report

Bethanechol for Buprenorphine-Related Urinary Hesitancy: A Case Series

Varma, Anjali MD; Smigiel, Joseph PharmD; Eck, Nancy FNP; Brooks, Stephanie LCSW

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Constipation is a well-known side effect of buprenorphine, but urinary hesitancy is less frequently discussed and may go unrecognized. Reported are the 2 cases of men older than 50 years who experienced disabling urinary hesitancy with buprenorphine and naloxone combination (suboxone) and were successfully treated with bethanechol, a cholinergic medication.

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