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How does one combat the spiriva side effect of trouble urinating?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anticholinergic meds

Medications with an anticholinergic effect tend to relax the bladder and reduce the force of bladder contractions.
This side effect should disappear when the drug is stopped. If the drug cannot be changed, there is some chance that this side effect will lessen with time.

In brief: Anticholinergic meds

Medications with an anticholinergic effect tend to relax the bladder and reduce the force of bladder contractions.
This side effect should disappear when the drug is stopped. If the drug cannot be changed, there is some chance that this side effect will lessen with time.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tough Question

Spiriva can cause difficulty urinating in patients with prostate enlargement.
Most patients without this ailment do fine on the drug. If you develop difficulty urinating you should stop the drug.

In brief: Tough Question

Spiriva can cause difficulty urinating in patients with prostate enlargement.
Most patients without this ailment do fine on the drug. If you develop difficulty urinating you should stop the drug.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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