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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can lidoderm patch on lower back cause constipation? i also take ultram50mg. how safe is it to take a colace (docusate sodium) twice a day indefinitely?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation concern: Constipation is a common side effect of Ultram, but not of Lidoderm. Change in bowel habits is a concern, and is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests.

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Last updated May 13, 2018

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