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Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2013 Nov-Dec;35(6):680.e11-2. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.04.008. Epub 2013 May 11.

Aripiprazole associated urine retention in a male schizophrenia patient.

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Department of Psychiatry, Lu-Tung Branch of Changhua Christian Hospital, LuKang, Taiwan; Department of Psychiatry, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan; Department of Clinical Psychiatry, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.


Urine retention and voiding dysfunction are infrequent adverse effects in second generation antipsychotics. We present a male patient who developed voiding difficulties after aripiprazole treatment. Close follow-up of a patient after initiating aripiprazole treatment is critical. Lowering the dosage of aripiprazole or changing the antipsychotic medication might be helpful in this situation.


5-HT; Aripiprazole; Urine retention

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