Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause urinary symptoms. A few examples include:
- Opioid pain medicines.
- Tricyclic antidepressants.
If you develop a urinary problem after taking a medicine:
- Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether you should stop taking it or take a different one. An appointment may not be necessary.
- If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop taking the medicine. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.
Current as of: October 18, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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