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Can I use Exalgo if I have a history of urinary problems?

If you have a history of urinary problems -- such as trouble passing urine or a narrow urethra -- you may be able to take the powerful pain medication Exalgo (hydromorphone), but the drug can make it harder for you to urinate. If your doctor wants to prescribe Exalgo for you, bring up your urinary problem so that he or she can decide if the drug really is the best choice for managing your pain. 

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