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How to get normal urination flow with buprenorphine? Unable to urinate.

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Dr. Michael McFadden
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Mutually exclusive.

Urinary retention is a common side effect of narcotic analgesics.
If you're experiencing this, you have perhaps 3 options. Reduce the dosage, stop the medication (highly advised), or catheterization. While sometimes necessary, the latter is presented largely in jest. Stop the medication forthwith and talk with your doctor, soon. If unable to void with a full bladder, go to your E.D. quickly.

In brief: Mutually exclusive.

Urinary retention is a common side effect of narcotic analgesics.
If you're experiencing this, you have perhaps 3 options. Reduce the dosage, stop the medication (highly advised), or catheterization. While sometimes necessary, the latter is presented largely in jest. Stop the medication forthwith and talk with your doctor, soon. If unable to void with a full bladder, go to your E.D. quickly.
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