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Review: could Xanax cause Urinary retention?

Summary: Urinary retention could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 378 have Urinary retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary retention and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,738 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Xanax include stress and anxiety, nausea aggravated, nausea, anxiety aggravated, pain.

Urinary retention

Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) (latest reports from 85,011 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 378 people (0.69%) have Urinary Retention. They amount to 0.45% of all the 84,942 people who have Urinary Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary retention in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Urinary retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary retention47.06%11.76%5.88%23.53%11.76%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Urinary retention71.86%28.14%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary retention0.00%0.27%0.54%5.63%11.26%19.03%23.06%40.21%

Severity of Urinary retention when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary retention0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Urinary retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary retention50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (61 people, 16.14%)
  2. Depression (38 people, 10.05%)
  3. Anxiety (38 people, 10.05%)
  4. Breast cancer (26 people, 6.88%)
  5. Oedema (19 people, 5.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (92 people, 24.34%)
  2. Neurontin (90 people, 23.81%)
  3. Lasix (86 people, 22.75%)
  4. Lyrica (75 people, 19.84%)
  5. Oxycontin (74 people, 19.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I was taking xanax at HALF perscribed dosage,and in less than two months, developed SEVERE urinary retention. My Doctor was out of town, so I simply stopped taking it. I has taken TWO months for the urinary issues to subside. I take no other medications. I am HCV positive, as well as type 2 Diabetic.

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