Medications That Can Change The Color Of Your Urine

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Dr. Sharon Orrange
Dr. Orrange is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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Abnormal urine color can be distressing to patients and their physicians. But did you know that discolored urine is usually harmless and is often due to medications?

If your urine comes out as an odd color, don’t panic until you’ve reviewed this list.

Medications that cause orange urine

Medications that cause brown urine

Medications that cause blue or green urine

Medications that cause red urine

Many of the causes of abnormal urine color are benign effects of medications and foods. However, a change in urine color may be a sign of an underlying medical condition, so if it doesn’t go away when you stop your medication, see your doc.

Dr O.

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