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My 75 years old mother is experiencing dry mouth and constipation? what can cause this?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
MOM: And plenty of non caffeinated fluids, 80-100 oz per day. No solid food until full evacuation. If no recent colonoscopy and this problem recurs she should get a colonoscopy.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Side effects: Most commonly, these are caused by medications with ant-cholinergic side effects. The list of such meds is long. Antidepressants, antihistamines and drugs used for treating overactive bladder are some examples.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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