best laxative for opiate constipation

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have chronic constipation will go 7-9 days or until i take laxative,but i do take opiates daily, how could u tell withmeds, if IBS ,Momhad spatstic co?

Not IBS

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The problem is due to the pain medication. You need to increase your water intake and take a stool softener daily. 64 oz of water may not be enough for you. Usually a good stool softener like Senekot-S is a good start or Colace taken regularly. Exercise such as walking is good. Also increase your intake of fiber by eating oatmeal.
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Dr. Joshua A. Katz answered:

Which laxative is best for constipation in the elderly?

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Constipation
Best initial therapy is fiber, (metamucil, konsyl, citrucel, benefiber), drinking more water (at least 1 liter per day) and exercise. If this does not work, see a physician.
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What is the best laxative while taking norco to help with constipation?

COLACE

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I recommend to my patients Colace (docusate) one every 12 hours. It's a stool softener that helps draw water into your colon to flush things along. If that doesn't help, then two every twelve hours. If that doesn't help, then Miralax - one capful daily. Make sure you drink plenty of WATER to flush things along.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

what is the best thing to take for cronic constipation other than laxatives?

Fluids

Constipation
Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on.
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Constipation on sertraline (4yrs) what is best laxative to take to elevate please?

Miralax

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However, a thorough GI work up is indicated to rule out other causes of constipation, including other medications and over the counter preparations, especially antihistamines which can be very constipating and are present in many over the counter sleeping aids. In my experience I can't recall any patients with chronic constipation from sertraline. Irritable bowel, constipating type comes to mind.
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Dr. Sean O Donovan answered:

What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

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Impaction has many causes; functional, anatomic, medication or diet-induced, so get checked first. Your doc may recommend fiber, gentle laxatives, even enemas after ruling out more severe problems but a thorough exam is necessary first!
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Can you get constipation due to opiates?

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Slowing of the intestine with constipation is a side effect of all the opiate medications. You should increase your water and fiber intake while taking opiates.
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol answered:

Help with opiate constipation. Switch pills or take Metamucil?

Avoid narcotics

Constipation
Avoid narcs to avoid constipation. Metamucil will only 'set like concrete' in a bowel slowed by narcotics. Relistor is a new drug that can help if the narcotics are unavoidable.
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How do I stop from being constipated from my prescription opiates? What can I do to help the constipation?

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Prescription opiates frequently cause constipation. Fortunately, gentle over the counter laxatives such as Milk of Magnesia along with stool softener such as docusate (Colace) will frequently resolve your constipation. you must remember to drink plenty of water each day as well. Try and get off of the opiates as soon as medically possible.
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Can I use a laxative for my constipation?

Yes

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start with mild laxative such as miralax.
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