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Will Effexor make urine smell stinky? Have not seen doctors.

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Will Effexor make urine smell stinky?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Have not seen doctors. I take Crestor, lisinopril, osphena, synthroid, vesicare
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No nothing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. This is not something that one would expect with Effexor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it from any of the other drugs I'm taking?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

While there is a wide range of possible side effects with Effexor, and everyone is different as to how they might respond to it, it is far more likely that something you are eating or drinking is causing your urine to stink.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Are you experiencing any other changes in your urine, such as the color, the volume, frequency, etc?

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Also, are you drinking less fluids? Normally, urine that contains a lot of water has little to no odor. If your urine becomes highly concentrated — a high level of waste products with little water — urine odor may have a strong ammonia smell.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Keep in mind also that foul smelling urine may be a sign of an infection in the blader, or a high level of ketones in the blood such as occurs with diabetes sometimes.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Many foods, such as asparagus, and certain vitamins, are also known to affect the odor of urine.