Medications that can cause urinary incontinence

According to the Harvard Health Publishing of Harvard Medical School publication Medication that can cause urinary incontinence from 2014-2019 the following list of medications can cause stress and urinary incontinence in women and men:

  1. Diuretics
  2. Muscle relaxants and sedatives
  3. Narcotics
  4. Antihistamines
  5. Alpha-adrenergic antagonists
1. Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Hydrodiuril, Oretic), furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), triamterene with hydrochlorothiazide (Maxzide) Frequent urination, overactive bladder, stress incontinence Kidney increases urine production
2. Diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), lorazepam (Ativan) Frequent urination, stress incontinence, lack of concern or desire to use the toilet Due to sedation or drowsiness; the urethra relaxes
3. Oxycodone (Percocet), meperidine (Demerol), morphine Lack of concern or desire to use the toilet, difficulty in starting urinary stream, straining to void, voiding with a weak stream, leaking between urinations, frequency incontinence Due to sedation or drowsiness; the bladder relaxes; thus, causing it to retain urine
4. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton) Overflow incontinence largely affects malesRelaxes the bladder, causing it to retain urine, characterized by an inability to
expel urine
5. Terazosin (Hytrin), doxazosin (Cardura)Leaking when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, etc. Relax the muscle at the outlet of the

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