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A 19-year-old male asked:

does hydrocodone- apap 5-325 tablet make yo constipated.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: The hydrocodone part in the medicine does.
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Hydrocodone is an opiate medication, and all opiates can cause constipation. Try to hydrate well, eat high fiber foods, and use a stool softener.
Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology 13 years experience
Yes: Constipation is a very common side effect of narcotics. Typically, adding an over the counter fiber supplement like metamucil will remedy the constipation.

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