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What causes difficulty in passing urine after taking Acetaminophen Hydrocodone?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Jul 2015
Question: I was prescribed Hydrocodin-Acetamin for pain after dental surgery. A side effect is trouble urinating. I stopped taking it should i go to the emergency room for the urination problem
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A side effect of hydrocodone

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
Your difficulty in passing urine is a side effect of hydrocodone.
If it is only a difficulty and you are still passing urine, there is no need to go to ER. Since you have stopped the hydrocodone, the symptom would pass in a day or two.
If you have developed a urinary retention which may occur in about 0.1% of patients, you may require to go to the ER to have the urine removed by catheterisation.
Do get back to me if you have more queries.
Best wishes,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (16 minutes later)
Ok Thank you. I was abl to urinate after my message to you.e
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Glad to know the update.
Thank you.
Wish you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes difficulty in passing urine after taking Acetaminophen Hydrocodone?

Brief Answer: A side effect of hydrocodone Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. I understand your concern. Your difficulty in passing urine is a side effect of hydrocodone. If it is only a difficulty and you are still passing urine, there is no need to go to ER. Since you have stopped the hydrocodone, the symptom would pass in a day or two. If you have developed a urinary retention which may occur in about 0.1% of patients, you may require to go to the ER to have the urine removed by catheterisation. Do get back to me if you have more queries. Best wishes,