Macpee Tablet


Overview

Uses of Macpee Tablet
Macpee Tablet is used in the treatment of urinary retention. It treats acute post-operative and postpartum non-obstructive (functional) urinary retention and neurogenic atony of the urinary bladder with retention.
Macpee Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Intestinal colic
How to use Macpee Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Macpee Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Macpee Tablet works
Macpee Tablet is a muscarinic agonist. It works by making the contraction of urinary bladder muscle sufficiently strong to initiate urination and empty the bladder.
Macpee Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Macpee Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Macpee Tablet should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Macpee Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Macpee Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Macpee Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Macpee Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Macpee

I delivered a baby boy yesterday and now I have problem in passing urine. they used catheter for discharging the urine and put a urine bag. Is this problem due to pregnancy related,this is first I am facing this problem.How long this will last. Thank you
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Somen do face urinary retention after delivery. It lasts usually for 24-48 hours. No treatment required as such. Hope you feel better soon.
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FAQs

Q. Is Macpee an anticholinergic?
No, Macpee is not anticholinergic medicine. It is a cholinergic agonist (a substance that stimulates an action), functions similar to a natural chemical (neurotransmitter) acetylcholine
Q. Is bethanechol a diuretic?
No, bethanechol is not a diuretic. It is a medicine that helps increase detrusor muscle (muscle which forms a layer of the wall of the bladder) contraction and facilitates urination
Q. Is Macpee an antibiotic?
No, Macpee is not an antibiotic. It is a medicine that helps increase detrusor muscle (muscle which forms a layer of the wall of the bladder) contraction and facilitates urination
Q. Is Macpee safe for infants?
Safety of Macpee has not been established and is not recommended for use in children below 18 years. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. What is Macpee used for/ used to treat?
Macpee is used to treat acute postoperative (post-surgical), postpartum (post child birth) nonobstructive (without blockage) urinary retention (holding urine in the bladder), and in neurogenic bladder conditions (urinary bladder dysfunction due to improper communication between the spinal nerves and urinary bladder). Macpee may also be used in congenital megacolon (abnormal dilatation of large intestine which is present from birth), gastro-esophageal reflux and reflux esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus due to regurgitation)
Q. Does Macpee cause depression or constipation?
There are no known effects of Macpee on constipation or depression
Q. How does Macpee acts on the bladder?
Macpee acts on the bladder and relives urinary retention (holding urine in the bladder) by increasing the detrusor muscle (muscle which forms a layer of the wall of the bladder) contraction thereby facilitating urination
Q. How long does Macpee take to work?
Macpee starts its action within one hour after taking the medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Nov 2018.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
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