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Review: could Methadone cause Urinary retention?

Summary: Urinary retention could be caused by Methadone, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lexapro, and have Breast cancer.

We study 1,904 people who have side effects while taking Methadone from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Urinary retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary retention and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 1,904 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 28 people (1.47%) have Urinary Retention. They amount to 0.03% of all the 85,007 people who have Urinary Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary retention in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Urinary retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary retention33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%

Age of people who have Urinary retention when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary retention0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%12.50%50.00%29.17%

Severity of Urinary retention when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary retention0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Urinary retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (6 people, 21.43%)
  2. Pain (6 people, 21.43%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (5 people, 17.86%)
  4. Hypercalcaemia (5 people, 17.86%)
  5. Metastases to bone (4 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (11 people, 39.29%)
  2. Zometa (11 people, 39.29%)
  3. Neurontin (10 people, 35.71%)
  4. Omeprazole (10 people, 35.71%)
  5. Temazepam (10 people, 35.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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