A member asked:

I use oxymorphone er for pain. i have constipation tried oc's & linzess, amitiza, relistor (methylnaltrexone). i use enema evry 3 days. is this safe 4 long term usage?

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Dr. Brian Lynch answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Constipation: You don't say why you're using the narcotic or how much time or how much. Constipation is a serious problem over a long time. Using laxatives or any thing of the sort can can lead to dependence on those medications. You end up in later years being very miserable. Of course if you're legitimately taking opiates constipation is a side effect. Minimize the problem.

Answered 12/14/2013



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