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What is effect of wellbutrin (bupropion) on urine retention?

What is effect of wellbutrin (bupropion) on urine retention?

It depends: On you. Yes, wellbutrin (bupropion) can contribute to urinary retention, but it can also contribute to urinary incontinence. Each person is an individual and we cannot predict what will happen with which patient. ...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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I'm having urinary retention and am a 30/f I take 450 mg wellbutrin (bupropion) for the past 11 yrs. Could this now be causing these symptoms the past few months?

I'm having urinary retention and am a 30/f I take 450 mg wellbutrin (bupropion) for the past 11 yrs. Could this now be causing these symptoms the past few months?

See your doctor : It is possible for antidepressants such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) to cause urinary retention. It's unusual for this to occur after having been on the medication at the same dose for such a long period of time. See your doctor for an assessment. There may be something else going on. A dose reduction or change in medication may be needed. See your doctor to rule out other causes and then discuss your options. ...Read more

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How can I treat urine retention?

How can I treat urine retention?

Depends: The treatment will depend on the cause. You need to see your doctor for evaluation - treatments could be antibiotics, bladder stimulants, intermittent catheterization, surgery, or other means - depending on the cause for your retention. ...Read more

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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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How is urine retention usually treated in women?

How is urine retention usually treated in women?

Cause based: It depends in the cause of urinary retention. ? Prolapsed uterus ( usually in older pts), weak bladder. Will need urology evaluation including urodynamics. Can be treated to some degree with medications if appropriate. ...Read more

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Can urine retention kill you?

Can urine retention kill you?

Urine retention: If a person has urinary retention, there is some obstruction (O) to the outflow of urine from the kidney. It untreated, this could lead to renal failure, which can be fatal if the O is not relieved and/or the patient does not start some sort of dialysis. Patients with O of the urinary tract need to be seen by a urologist to diagnose, treat and cure it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any tips for urine retention? I want it to control incontinence

Any tips for urine retention? I want it to control incontinence

Incontinence: See fp or urologist to determine cause of urinary retention. In females (especially after childbirth or hysterectomy) bladder "drops" (cystocele) preventing complete emptying & leading to overflow incontinence. Urologist can discuss options for treating the condition. ...Read more

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How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

Fever & severe pain: Hello Frank I am sorry your experiencing urinary retention. If you are having fevers and severe pain I would say you should go to an urgent care clinic or ER. But you might wait a longer time in a ER than a urgent care clinic. If the retention is intermittent, meaning you can pass urine sometimes, you should your doc for long term treatment of your urinary retention. ...Read more

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Hi I am 33 year old and I have two kids.After birth to both kids i notice that I have a urine retention I have to sit atleast 20 min in restrooms to?

Hi I am 33 year old and I have two kids.After birth to both kids i notice that I have a urine retention I have to sit atleast 20 min in restrooms to?

Need to see your Dr: 33 yr old having urinary retention need investigation to find the cause , which could be simple bladder infection to complex neurological diseases . Please see your doctor for urio-dynamic studies of urinary bladder ...Read more

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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more