Urostomy medical advice

Some medicines are known to cause side effects and having a urostomy does not exclude you from these. The symptoms will be exactly the same:

  • Antibiotics can alter the colour of your urine
  • Some anti-depressants can make urine blue/green coloured
  • Warfarin can make urine orange coloured

Despite experiencing these symptoms, it is important to continue to take any prescribed medication and discuss any side effects with your GP.


Chemotherapy is drug therapy and there are a number of different types that can be used to treat cancer. Some of these drugs can have an effect on your stoma and output. Speak to your Stoma Care Nurse or Oncology Nurse Specialist.