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


Urinary retention is found among people who take Propofol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Propofol and have Urinary retention. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 32,167 people who have side effects when taking Propofol 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 Feb, 07, 2023

32,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 73 people (0.23%) have Urinary retention.

What is Propofol?

Propofol has active ingredients of propofol. It is often used in colonoscopy abnormal. eHealthMe is studying from 32,375 Propofol 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 2,410 drugs and 1,622 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Propofol and Urinary retention reports submitted per year:

Could Propofol cause Urinary retention?

Time on Propofol 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 Propofol *:

  • female: 62.71 %
  • male: 37.29 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.26 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.38 %
  • 30-39: 19.15 %
  • 40-49: 27.66 %
  • 50-59: 17.02 %
  • 60+: 25.53 %

Common drugs people take besides Propofol *:

  1. Fentanyl: 16 people, 21.92%
  2. Clonidine: 12 people, 16.44%
  3. Morphine Sulfate: 12 people, 16.44%
  4. Zometa: 11 people, 15.07%
  5. Chantix: 11 people, 15.07%
  6. Cefazolin: 10 people, 13.70%
  7. Morphine: 9 people, 12.33%
  8. Magnesium Citrate: 9 people, 12.33%
  9. Hydrochlorothiazide: 9 people, 12.33%
  10. Sunitinib Malate: 9 people, 12.33%

Common side effects people have besides Urinary retention *:

  1. Constipation: 15 people, 20.55%
  2. Pain: 13 people, 17.81%
  3. Intestinal Obstruction: 13 people, 17.81%
  4. Breathing Difficulty: 12 people, 16.44%
  5. Fall: 12 people, 16.44%
  6. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 10 people, 13.70%
  7. Acute Bilateral Obstructive Uropathy (sudden blockage of the flow of urine from both kidneys): 9 people, 12.33%
  8. General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status): 9 people, 12.33%
  9. Physical Disability: 9 people, 12.33%
  10. Papilloma Viral Infection: 9 people, 12.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Fever: 9 people, 12.33%
  2. Headache (pain in head): 9 people, 12.33%
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 9 people, 12.33%
  4. Procedural Pain: 8 people, 10.96%
  5. Anaesthesia: 7 people, 9.59%
  6. Pain: 7 people, 9.59%
  7. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 5 people, 6.85%
  8. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 5 people, 6.85%
  9. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 5 people, 6.85%
  10. Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath): 4 people, 5.48%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Propofol 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 propofol (the active ingredients of Propofol) and Propofol (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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