Urinary retention associated with ipratropium bromide

Elon Pras*, Shmuel Stienlauf, Jack Pinkhas, Yechezkel Sidi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


A 69-year-old man was hospitalized for exacerbation of chronic obstructive lung disease. Treatment with nebulized ipratropium bromide resulted in urinary retention that resolved once the drug was discontinued. Urinary retention is a rare complication of ipratropium bromide. Because all of the cases described in the literature occur in elderly men with prostate hypertrophy, the drug should be used cautiously in this group of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-940
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Urinary retention associated with ipratropium bromide'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this