A 32-year-old female asked:
I took cold medicine and am now constipated, have pale stinky stools, no fever or nausea, at what point am I in danger? Letting it resolve on its own
1 doctor answer
Dr. Warren Everett answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Let resolve: I am not sure what cold medicine you took, but if it had a narcotic in it it is very constipating. It is allergy season so treating a runny nose with claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, zyrtec or allegra over the counter might work better and they don't cause constipation. your doctor has prescription medicne that also might help.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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