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    Medicines and Urinary Symptoms

    Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause urinary symptoms. A few examples include:

    • Antihistamines.
    • Decongestants.
    • Opiate pain medicines.
    • Tricyclic antidepressants.

    If you develop a urinary problem after taking a medicine:

    • Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether you should stop taking it or take a different one. An appointment may not be necessary.
    • If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop taking the medicine. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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