A postpartum patient is experiencing urinary retention. The nurse would expect the physician to order which drug, in order to stimulate bladder contractions?


•Bethanechol (Urecholine) is a cholinergic agent that stimulates muscarinic receptors.

•Atropine, Benztropine (Cogentin), and Scopolamine (Hycosine) are all anticholinergic drugs and would worsen urinary retention.

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