Hi. I have been having some bladder discomfort for the past two days. I had just started a new antihistimine a couple days ago (allegra). I noticed my bladder started feeling uncomfortable the next day after taking the allegra. I have the multistix urine test strips at home. I did one this morning and it showed trace amounts of non-hemolyzed blood on the test pad (not very many and they were very light spots). Could the allegra have caused this and the bladder discomfort?
Allegra is antihistamines. Antihistamines are known to cause voiding more difficult.
They cause suprapubic pain, poor flow, intermittency of urinary stream, incomplete evacuation and in some patients even retention of urine.
You should stop Allegra if the symptoms are worsening. If your discomfort goes away after stopping the medicine, it suggests a relation between the two.
If you do not find relief after stopping the medication kindly consult your Physician for detailed physical examination to rule out other possibilities.
Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
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