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Best way to avoid constipation when taking oxycodone?

Best way to avoid constipation when taking oxycodone?

Yes: All narcotics can cause constipation. Keep up on your fluids. Drink plenty of water. Use a mild stool softener like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which is over the counter while actually on the drug. ...Read more

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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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What is the best way to avoid constipation when taking narcotics?

What is the best way to avoid constipation when taking narcotics?

Fluids: Drink more fluids at least one ounce per pound of body weight. Would also take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) while on narcotics. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is over the counter. Easy directions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

Yes: Drink plenty of water, at least one ounce per pound of body wt. Also incl plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and fiber from cereals. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Which is the best way to get treatment for piles or how to avoid constipation?

Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to constipation is to use fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day, no straining. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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What's the best food to avoid constipation?

What's the best food to avoid constipation?

Prevent constipation: High fiber foods like multigrains and fruit/veggies are great for preventing constipation. Remember though, without properly hydrating with water, that fiber will also eventually slow down the gut. So, make sure you take fiber and proper hydration daily. Now, fiber supplements like chicory root (fiberone bars), metamucil, etc... Can also be helpful if regular diet does not work. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium to take to avoid constipation?

What is the best calcium to take to avoid constipation?

Foods: I prefer food sources of calcium as the are better absorbed and assimilated where we want them - cottage cheese, yoghurt. Too much ca supplement without vit d and vit k and you end up with concern for entering vessel walls leading to plaquing - not good. Best oral supplement if you are dairy allergic is ca citrate as best absorbed. ...Read more

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