Fluoxetine Related Urinary Retention in a 15-Year-Old Girl: a Case Report

Bulut Ö. F., Karayagmurlu A., Kaya I.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.59, no.3, pp.246-247, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29399/npa.27938
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, Psycinfo, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.246-247
  • Keywords: Fluoxetine, SSRI, urinary retention, adverse effect, adolescent, RECEPTORS, BLADDER
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Fluoxetine is an effective and safe agent frequently used in the treatment of childhood depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Urinary retention is defined as the inability to empty the bladder completely. Drug use is one of the most important factors in the etiology of urinary retention. Urinary retention is an uncommon side-effect of fluoxetine use. We report a case of chronic urinary retention during fluoxetine monotherapy in a 15-year-old girl, resolving following the discontinuation of treatment.