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A 43-year-old member asked:

What drugs cause urine retention?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Some bladder meds: So called "anticholinergic" drugs are used to treat urge incontinence toprevent bladder muscle from contracting involuntarily. Sometimes, it can lead to urinary retention.
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 31 years experience
Drugs and bladder: Drugs used for colds or diets sometimes act to tighten the urinary channel and block the flow of urine; Ephedrine (kondon's nasal, pretz-d), Pseudoephedrine (actifed, afrin, drixoral, sudafed, triaminic), and phenylpropanolamine (acutrim, dexatrim, phenoxine, prolamine). Sometimes narcotics can slow the muscle in the bladder and cause difficulty emptying.

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What can cause mild urine retention?

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Does urine retention usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
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Yes: Retention can be partial or complete. Obviously if one cannot void at all the bladder can only stretch so far until it becomes very painful. When someone can empty partially but leave more than 100 cc behind, then frequency of voids increases along with the risk of uti. The cause should be found- most older women have a fallen bladder, and younger ones can have spasms in the pelvic floor muscles.

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