Review: could Tamiflu cause Urinary Retention?


Summary

Urinary retention is found among people who take Tamiflu, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have Influenza . We study 11,242 people who have side effects while taking Tamiflu from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Urinary retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary retention and more.

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Tamiflu

Tamiflu has active ingredients of oseltamivir phosphate. It is often used in the flu. (latest outcomes from Tamiflu 11,585 users)

Urinary Retention

Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) has been reported by people with fever, gait disturbance, weakness, urinary tract infection, hypotension (latest reports from 16,078 Urinary retention patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

11,242 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu.
Among them, 14 people (0.12%) have Urinary Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tamiflu cause Urinary retention?

Time on Tamiflu when people have Urinary Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Retention when taking Tamiflu *:

  • female: 61.54 %
  • male: 38.46 %

Age of people who have Urinary Retention when taking Tamiflu *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 8.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.33 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 58.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Influenza (3 people)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (5 people)
  • Lipitor (5 people)
  • Nevanac (4 people)
  • Metanx (4 people)
  • Guiadex (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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