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What drugs cause urine retention?

What drugs cause urine retention?

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. ...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 urine retention usually cause many symptoms?

Does urine retention usually cause many symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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Can unisom cause urine retention? I have been taking 150mg of it for about a week, the stuff works. Though now I have to pee and can not!

Can unisom cause urine retention? I have been taking 150mg of it for about a week, the stuff works.  Though now I have to pee and can not!

Yes: It is likely the unisom. Unisom is for occasional sleep and should not be taken every day for a long time. You should stop and try to sleep on your own. If you can't, you should ask your doctor for prescription medication, as most sleep meds from the store will do the same thing. You could try melatonin from the store. ...Read more

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How can fear cause un-intended urination althought sympathetic ns cause urine retention ?

How can fear cause un-intended urination althought sympathetic ns cause urine retention ?

Sympathetic Overload: After an overwhelming sympathetic stimulation occurs (horrific fear), the sympathetic portion may shut down temporarily. The unopposed parasympathetic system, in concert with loss of sympathetic tone, can then cause contraction of the bladder wall with relaxation of the urinary sphincter. Thus, increased sympathetic tone from meds e.g. Sudafed, can cause retention inversely to the above. ...Read more

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Haldol (haloperidol) injection, can haldol (haloperidol) cause urine retention and or swelling in the pubic area?

Haldol (haloperidol) injection, can haldol (haloperidol) cause urine retention and or swelling in the pubic area?

Urinary Retention: Can occur with haldol (haloperidol). If your bladder were to become distended - possibly that might appear like swelling. Please let your psychiatrist/ prescribing doctor know. If your bladder is becoming significantly distended then get care acutely. ...Read more

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Is Neurogenic Bladder URINE RETENTION can cause RBC in Urine as high as 20-30Hpf? and What other symptoms it can cause like pain? Thank You Very Much

Is Neurogenic Bladder URINE RETENTION can cause RBC in Urine as high as 20-30Hpf? and What other symptoms it can cause like pain? 
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Here are some...: Nerve-damage-related bladder dysfunction leading to urinary retention alone would not cause red blood cells in urine, but its related events such as UTI, catheterilization, etc. will. Going beyond the 400-letter limit, please review Hematuria in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html & article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Then you can work with doc so to reach right diagnosis for... ...Read more

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