Review: could Xanax cause Urinary retention?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 21, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 54,703 people who take Xanax. Among them, 363 have Urinary retention. See who they are, when they have Urinary retention and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,692 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, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) (latest reports from 81,619 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 52,277 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 363 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||71.80%||28.20% |
Age of people who have Urinary retention when taking Xanax * :
|Urinary retention||0.00%||0.28%||0.55%||5.80%||11.05%||19.06%||21.82%||41.44% |
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, 16.80%)
- Depression (36 people, 9.92%)
- Anxiety (36 people, 9.92%)
- Breast cancer (22 people, 6.06%)
- Oedema (19 people, 5.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (87 people, 23.97%)
- Ambien (87 people, 23.97%)
- Lasix (84 people, 23.14%)
- Oxycontin (72 people, 19.83%)
- Lyrica (72 people, 19.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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