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What side effects do urinary anticholinergics have?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include dryness of the mouth, eyes, and sinuses, blurred vision, abnormal taste, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, and nervousness. Other side effects include confusion, weakness, an inability to urinate, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and acid reflux.

Additional side effects may include flu-like symptoms, upper respiratory infection, throat or sinus infections, bronchitis, coughing, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, bladder inflammation, swelling of legs or ankles, and joint or back pain.

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