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Hydrocodone cough syrup won't let me urinate, even after drinking 2 bottles of water - what can I do?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine

In brief: Stop it

All opiates or narcotics can cause urine retention.
Best solution is to not take them. If you develop a painfully swollen bladder and cannot void, you may have to go to the er and have a catheter placed. In most folks, simply stopping the medication will fix the problem, fortunately.

In brief: Stop it

All opiates or narcotics can cause urine retention.
Best solution is to not take them. If you develop a painfully swollen bladder and cannot void, you may have to go to the er and have a catheter placed. In most folks, simply stopping the medication will fix the problem, fortunately.
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