A 33-year-old male asked:
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is urine retention a side effect of haldol (haloperidol) shot as i have had to have a catheter in place twice since starting the haldol (haloperidol) shot?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
Yes: Medications are a common cause of urinary retention with antidepressant drugs and antipsychotic drugs like haloperidol (haldol) common offenders.
Answered on May 18, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Urinary retention: Urinary retention can occur in 1 to 10 % of people taking Haldol. Per: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/haldol-side-effects.html
Answered on Nov 17, 2018

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