Sertraline induced urinary retention : A case report

Authors

  • R. Shakya Patan Academy Of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • B. Shah Patan Academy Of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v7i2.24617

Keywords:

Sertraline, Urinary Retention, Nepal

Abstract

SSRI is widely used because of its low side effect profile and better tolerability than the older antidepressants. Urinary side effects are uncommon with SSRI as they lack anticholinergic effects. We present a case of young female, who in her postpartum period, developed urinary retention on tab sertraline. Extensive evaluation was done to rule out gynaecological, neurological and urological conditions. She was successfully treated and maintained on tab fluoxetine. Thus, it is suggested that clinicians should be cautioned about potential urinary problems associated with sertraline. Timely detection and management maintains compliance to the medication, helps in recovery from the illness and improves quality of life.

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Author Biographies

R. Shakya, Patan Academy Of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

B. Shah, Patan Academy Of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry

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Published

2018-12-31

How to Cite

Shakya, R., & Shah, B. (2018). Sertraline induced urinary retention : A case report. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 7(2), 59–61. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v7i2.24617

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Case Report