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Can pain medication make you urinate more often?

Can pain medication make you urinate more often?

Not that I know: If you use opioids, it usually causes urinary retention-difficulty voiding. One relevent question is if you are voiding a higher volume or urine overall; or just small amounts more frequently, implying inability to fully empty bladder. Your answer may be more complex depending on setting. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Does medication make you urinate more?

Does medication make you urinate more?

Sometimes: Some medications can cause your bladder to be stimulated and thus cause frequent urination. On the other hand, there are some drugs- either by design or as a side effect- that can cause urinary retention. To make sure, discuss your medications with your physician or pharmacist for a more detailed answer. ...Read more

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Can certain medication lead to nighttime urination?

Can certain medication lead to nighttime urination?

Yes: Diuretics can cause nightime urination. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide are used for high blood pressure treatment and Lasix (furosemide) is used for congestive heart failure. These medications can lead to nightime urination. ...Read more

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Any medications that can help with frequent urination?

Need tests, then med: For frequent urination a few tests are in order: a urine sample to rule out infection, then blood sugar test to rule out diabetes. If these tests are normal then the diagnosis of 'overactive bladder' can be entertained. Anti-cholinergic medications (e.g. Generic oxybutinin) may slow down bladder contractions but should be used with caution in glaucoma. ...Read more

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What medications are effective in reducing that can reduce frequent urination?

What medications are effective in reducing that can reduce frequent urination?

Quite a few: You have to know what the etiology first before any medication. If you have an urinary tract infection, naturally you need antibiotics. If you have an overactive bladder, there are several in the market and your doctor can prescribe for you if appropriate, none of them are over the counter medication. ...Read more

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She often gets urine infection .....what should we do?even medication doesn't seem very useful

She often gets urine infection .....what should we do?even medication doesn't seem very useful

See a urologist.: There are potentially correctible anatomic variations and anomalies that could predispose to infection. ...Read more

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How do I remove protein out of my urine without medication? How do I avoid it happening again?

How do I remove protein out of my urine without medication? How do I avoid it happening again?

MULTIPLE CAUSES: The only way to remove protein from your urine is to discover the cause and improve or eliminate it. Certain things--fever, heat/cold exposure, strenuous exercise, emotional stress--can cause temporary rises in urine protein. But most of the causes--diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension and heart disease, cancers, certain drugs, etc, are often permanent. No meds would help. ...Read more

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I sometimes have sandy urine and occasionally get some cloudy urine I take medication for my prostate , are these things health or life threating?

I sometimes have sandy urine and occasionally get some cloudy urine  I take medication for my prostate , are these things health or life threating?

Need evaluation: Passing sandy urine may be a sign of kidney stones. Untreated kidney stones can lead to problems but usually not life threatening. An evaluation will sort of the etiology of sandy and cloudy urine. ...Read more

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