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What medications can cause inability to urinate?
Urinary retention can also be caused by certain medications. Drugs like antihistamines (Benadryl®), antispasmodics (like Detrol®), opiates (like Vicodin®) and tricyclic antidepressants (like Elavil®) can change the way the bladder muscle works.
Can antidepressants cause urinary retention?
Urinary retention is an uncommon but distressing and potentially dangerous adverse effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants.
Does Effexor affect your kidneys?
Venlafaxine is metabolized by the liver, and both the parent drug and metabolites are excreted by the kidney. Patients with renal and/or liver disease may be at greater risk for adverse effects from venlafaxine due to decreased drug clearance.
What does it mean when you feel like you have to pee but only a little comes out?
If a person has a constant urge to pee but little comes out when they go, they may have an infection or other health condition. If a person frequently needs to pee but little comes out when they try to go, it can be due to a urinary tract infection (UTI), pregnancy, an overactive bladder, or an enlarged prostate.
Why is it difficult to urinate?
Urinary retention (inability to urinate) may be caused by nerve disease, spinal cord injury, prostate enlargement, infection, surgery, medication, bladder stone, constipation, cystocele, rectocele, or urethral stricture. Symptoms include discomfort and pain. Treatment depends upon the cause of urinary retention.
Can paroxetine cause urinary problems?
They are more common in older patients. Anticholinergic side effects have been reported with older tricyclic medications, paroxetine, mirtazapine, venlafaxine, reboxetine, and duloxetine. Anticholinergic potential often increases with increasing dose. Urinary retention can be urgent or emergent.
Which of the following antidepressants causes urine retention?
There have been case reports which have shown that the use of venlafaxine and reboxetine has led to cases of urinary retention . There have also been a few reports to suggest that venlafaxine can also cause urinary incontinence.
What are the worst side effects of Effexor?
Severe Effexor side effects may include:
- Trouble breathing or tightness in the chest.
- Fever, nausea, or vomiting.
- Increased heart rate or blood pressure.
- Hostility, agitation, aggression.
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior.
What should you not take with Effexor?
Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication.
Why do I have to push so hard to pee?
A healthy bladder works best if the body just relaxes so that the bladder muscles naturally contract to let the urine flow, rather than using the abdominal muscles to bear down as with a bowel movement. In men, the need to push urine may be a sign of bladder outlet obstruction, which is commonly due to BPH.
How do I stop constant urge to urinate?
Other treatments and prevention
- Wear loose-fitting clothing, especially pants and underwear.
- Take warm baths to soothe the sensation of needing to pee.
- Drink more fluids.
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and other diuretics.
- For women: Urinate before and after sexual activity to decrease risks of a UTI.
What are the symptoms of urinary retention?
Chronic urinary retention
- the inability to completely empty your bladder when urinating.
- frequent urination in small amounts.
- difficulty starting the flow of urine, called hesitancy.
- a slow urine stream.
- the urgent need to urinate, but with little success.
- feeling the need to urinate after finishing urination.