Review: could Xanax cause Urinary retention?
Summary: Urinary retention is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain. We study 55,117 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 has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,075 Xanax users)
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 13,988 Urinary retention patients)
On May, 15, 2015: 55,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 378 people (0.69%) have Urinary Retention.
Time on Xanax when people have Urinary retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Urinary retention||47.06%||11.76%||5.88%||23.53%||11.76%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Urinary retention when taking Xanax * :
|Urinary retention||71.86%||28.14% |
Age of people who have Urinary retention when taking Xanax * :
|Urinary retention||0.00%||0.27%||0.54%||5.63%||11.26%||19.03%||23.06%||40.21% |
Severity of Urinary retention when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Urinary retention||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Urinary retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Urinary retention||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (61 people, 16.14%)
- Depression (38 people, 10.05%)
- Anxiety (38 people, 10.05%)
- Breast cancer (26 people, 6.88%)
- Oedema (19 people, 5.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (92 people, 24.34%)
- Neurontin (90 people, 23.81%)
- Lasix (86 people, 22.75%)
- Lyrica (75 people, 19.84%)
- Oxycontin (74 people, 19.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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