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.

• Incorrect: Atropine, Benztropine, and Scopolamine are all anticholinergic drugs and would worsen urinary retention.

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