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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I was recently prescribed Oxycodone HCL and have read the side effects. One which concerns me is urinary retention. I experienced this when taking the antidepressant Tofranil, and needed to go to the emergency room for catheterization. I hesitate to take this drug fearing that since it happened with one drug, it may happen again. What is the possibility of this happening?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It occurs in up to 10% of patients

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but unfourtanetly it is common that oxycodone causes urine retenstion and dysuria . this side effect can occur in up to 10% of patients using oxycodone . I hope I answered your question.
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