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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 Singulair, and have Influenza.

We study 10,402 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 10,917 users)

Urinary retention

Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Urinary Retention 13,818 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 10,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamiflu. Among them, 14 people (0.13%) have Urinary Retention.

Trend of Urinary retention in Tamiflu reports

Time on Tamiflu when people have Urinary retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary retention100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Urinary retention61.54%38.46%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary retention0.00%8.33%0.00%0.00%8.33%0.00%25.00%58.33%

Severity of Urinary retention when taking Tamiflu ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Urinary retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Influenza (3 people, 21.43%)
  2. Cardiac failure congestive (1 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair (5 people, 35.71%)
  2. Lipitor (5 people, 35.71%)
  3. Aspirin (4 people, 28.57%)
  4. Flexeril (4 people, 28.57%)
  5. Niacin (4 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can urinary retention cause severe dizziness and lightheartedness?
    I had a kidney infection for 1.5 months diagnosed in August this year it took 2 lots of antibiotics to kick it but now I am left with SEVERE urinary retention I had a cystoscopy which only lasted for 24 hours it was done when I was awake so I think that it wasn't very affective by the next morning I was again in agony with lower back pain and pain around my kidneys. I had to swap consultants I am seeing my new one tomorrow but now I am suffering with severe urinary retention I pass urine 1-2 times a day I try to go if my bladder feels full I can be sat on my toilet for 20 mins and its just a few drops so I get bad lower stomach pain too from the pressure as I cannot go properly. My consultant gave me Cefalexin but my GP was very wary giving it to me as I am only 24 years old and they don't usually give it to women.

    Does urinary retention cause bad dizziness and how can I help the symptoms because the back and kidney pain along with the lower stomach pain keeps me up for most of the night I am getting about 4-5 hours sleep I work as a nanny so I am constantly feeling exhausted

    Thank you
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    The oxycodone hydrochloride also has naloxone hydrochloride in it (targin) and its pretty new on the market to treat pain + constipation. i was put on endep right after i noticed getting nightmares because of the mirtazapine i was taking for my chronic depression.
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  • Narcolepsy-cataplexy and epilepsy after taking tamiflu (1 response)
    Sorry for my unperfect English : ) I'm french.

    I suddenly declared an "atypic" Narcolepsy-cataplexy after taking two pills of TAMIFLU in 2007. My husband was ill, and our family doctor recommanded me and my baby to take the same medecine otherwise we should also catch the "bad" flu.

    I took two pills of TAMIFLU and fell down at my office, unanimated but not unconscious, unable to move, prisonner in my own body. Till this day, I couldn't help falling down 10 to 15 Times a day, being sleepy all the day long, being paralysed when I Wake up in the morning. Several nights I also experimented tonic-clonic epilepsy seizures and insomnia. My life would never be the same till then.

    I was misdiagnotised the first time, since I didn't carry the "HLA specific type" confirming a typical narcolepsy. But the cataplexy attacks were so specifically that I obtained to be recieved in a sleep-center to check my sleepness architecture. The results were shortly confirming the diagnosis of Narcolpesy-Cataplexy in its nontypical form, "secondary type" as in rare cases as following a trauma, and also the diagnostics of frontal epilepsy.

    I precise I did NEVER had seizure or epilepsy crises before the day I fell down after taking TAMILFU.

    At the RMI, I was detected an "intrasellar arachnoidocele" which could explain the survenience of my symptoms. It's sudden appearance might have been a side effect of TAMIFLU which is now known to rich (oseltamivir substance)the blood-brain barrier and cause irreversible dammages to brain.

    As a conclusion, TAMIFLU appeared to be responsable of a "medecinal intoxication" causing the narcolepsy-cataplexy I suddenly suffer since then.

    Several Years after, we hear about narcolepsy cases caused by the massive H1N1 vaccinations... But what about me, am I the only one case declared by TAMIFLU and its molecule oseltamivir ?

    Astrid B
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