Constipation Medications

By | January 15, 2015

MEDICATIONS FOR TREATING CONSTIPATION. REMEMBER,IFYOUHAVE CHRONIC CONSTIPATION YOU ARE NOT ALONE. TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CAREPROVIDERTODAY! AcollaborationofAmericanSocietyofConsultantPharmacistsand MedicalCommunicationsMedia,Inc.

Several medications are known to cause constipation. Prescription drugs that cause constipation include opiates, anti-cholinergic agents, tricyclic antidepressants (amytriptyline more than nortriptyline), calcium channel

Many medications can cause constipation, including prescription and nonprescription drugs. The list below includes commonly prescribed drugs and common over-the-counter drugs that may promote constipation.

MEDICATIONS THAT CAN CAUSE CONSTIPATION MiraLAX.com ©2011 Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc. TYPE OF DRUG PRIMARY USE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS BRAND EXAMPLES

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Constipation National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse What is constipation? Constipation is a condition in which a person has fewer than three bowel movements a

Children: 5 g/day(7.5 ml); Adults: 15 – 30 ml/day up to 60 ml/day in 1-2 divided doses; dilute in 60-120 ml water if via GT, diluted syrup formulation can be used rectally

Managing Constipation Caused by Pain Medication Constipation Constipation is a common side effect of medications used to treat pain, especially those

Constipation Constipation is an often misunderstood, poorly defined side effect of many medications. Due to the prevalence of occurrence with opiates, the link between, and treatment of constipation induced by

IUGA Office officeiuga.org iuga.org ©2011 some medications can cause constipation. You may need a rectal examination as part of a physical examination.

Constipation in Adults NAMIRAH JAMSHED, MD; ZONE-EN LEE, MD; and KEVIN W. OLDEN, MD Selected Causes of Secondary Constipation. Medications Medical conditions. Common Antacids, especially with calcium Iron supplements Opioids Less common

GENERIC NAME BRAND NAME Anti-Cholesterol Cholestyramine LoCholest™ ® Questran Lovastatin Mevacor ® Anti-Hypertensives Clonidine Catapres®

prescription drugs get them from friends or family. Prevention starts in your home with the proper storage and disposal of your medications. Constipation Should not be used in combination with other substances . Xanax/Valium:

Prescription Medications Typical prescription pain relief medicines include opioids and non- Pain medications are safe and effective when used as directed. constipation, and depressed breath-

10 11 Treating Constipation: Medications Although it may be difficult to talk to your doctor about constipation, it is important since you may need a prescription medication to provide relief.

Formulation of Golytely, is the most commonly used prescription stool softener at the UNC Functional Bowel Clinic. It can be mixed in almost any liquid, For the treatment of constipation, the first line medications should be readily available in your local

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