Prochlorperazine and Urinary retention - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Urinary retention is found among people who take Prochlorperazine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Prochlorperazine and have Urinary retention. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 9,213 people who have side effects when taking Prochlorperazine from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 01, 2022

9,213 people reported to have side effects when taking Prochlorperazine.
Among them, 46 people (0.5%) have Urinary retention.

What is Prochlorperazine?

Prochlorperazine has active ingredients of prochlorperazine. It is often used in nausea. eHealthMe is studying from 9,390 Prochlorperazine users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Urinary retention?

Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) is found to be associated with 2,344 drugs and 1,602 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Prochlorperazine and Urinary retention reports submitted per year:

Could Prochlorperazine cause Urinary retention?

Time on Prochlorperazine 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 Prochlorperazine *:

  • female: 53.33 %
  • male: 46.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 32.43 %
  • 50-59: 45.95 %
  • 60+: 21.62 %

Common drugs people take besides Prochlorperazine *:

  1. Dexamethasone: 23 people, 50.00%
  2. Zometa: 22 people, 47.83%
  3. Metronidazole: 22 people, 47.83%
  4. Ambien: 22 people, 47.83%
  5. Compazine: 21 people, 45.65%
  6. Levaquin: 21 people, 45.65%
  7. Gemzar: 20 people, 43.48%
  8. Fosamax: 20 people, 43.48%
  9. Kytril: 19 people, 41.30%
  10. Arimidex: 19 people, 41.30%

Common side effects people have besides Urinary retention *:

  1. Pain: 26 people, 56.52%
  2. Constipation: 26 people, 56.52%
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood): 25 people, 54.35%
  4. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 22 people, 47.83%
  5. Bone Disorder: 22 people, 47.83%
  6. Impaired Healing: 21 people, 45.65%
  7. Back Pain: 21 people, 45.65%
  8. Urinary Tract Infection: 21 people, 45.65%
  9. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect): 21 people, 45.65%
  10. Injury: 21 people, 45.65%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Breast Cancer: 19 people, 41.30%
  2. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 18 people, 39.13%
  3. Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood): 13 people, 28.26%
  4. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 9 people, 19.57%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 3 people, 6.52%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 3 people, 6.52%
  7. Headache (pain in head): 3 people, 6.52%
  8. Asthma: 2 people, 4.35%
  9. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 2 people, 4.35%
  10. Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures): 2 people, 4.35%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Prochlorperazine and have Urinary retention?

Check whether Urinary retention is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on prochlorperazine (the active ingredients of Prochlorperazine) and Prochlorperazine (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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