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Review: could Methadone cause Urinary retention?

We study 2,052 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.

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Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,811 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Urinary retention

Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) (latest reports from 85,826 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 21, 2014: 2,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 28 people (1.36%) have Urinary Retention.

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. Pain (6 people, 21.43%)
  2. Breast cancer (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. Zometa (11 people, 39.29%)
  2. Lexapro (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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have been on methadone for 6 1/2 months now and since July 25th I've had rhabdomyolysis twice. One dr thinks it's caused from the methadone and I find it hard to believe. The first time I got it I went to the gym and lifted weights for a long time. The second time I wasn't doing anything but calisthenics. I am getting a muscle biopsy done on Monday to see if they can find something. But if they dont, can it really be from the methadone? I really hope someone who has been through this or maybe a dr can answer. All input is appreciated. Thanks for your help.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Every Saturday, I take my 100 mg dose earlier than usual (typically 2-3 hours earlier) due to working the Farmer's Markets. We may be under a tent, but it doesn't block out all sun while it is coming up to the high noon position. I am out in the sun for around 5 hours. By then, I have sweated out any fluid that I had ingested, and keep ingesting, I cannot move my joints for it feels like I'm bloated and there is no lubrication in the skin, and I cannot stay awake an hour after finishing. When I awake after a nap, everything is blurry, my eye lids and eyes squeak with movement, and my skin cannot feel anything besides pressure. It takes a few days to recover. I typically stay out of the sun the other 6 days of the week as much as possible. I had not had this that bad last summer when my dose was 45 mg.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I want to know if Gabapentin is causing he urinary retention I have been experiencing gradually for the past five years until now that it has gotten worse

    Reply

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