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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

It can: But less so than narcotic pain relievers do. Especially when taken in the recommended dosing. Drinking extra glass with each dose should prevent any constipation. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Avoid constipating foods
Once
Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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My postop pain meds hydrocodone and ibuprofen are causing extreme constipation. What can I do?

My postop pain meds hydrocodone and ibuprofen are causing extreme constipation. What can I do?

Stool softener: The hydrocodone is the culprit causing the constipation. Make sure your water intake is adequate and add a stool softener several times a day for relief. ...Read more

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Does hydrocodone and ibuprofen for pain make you have extreme constipation?

Does hydrocodone and ibuprofen for pain make you have extreme constipation?

Constipation: Yes all narcotric meds such as codiene and its derivativs can lead to constipation.Eatin a high fiber diet can help .If there is an absolute requirement for narcotics ther are medications available to help counterfact the constpating effects of narcoticcs .Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Ensure an adequate intake of fluids daily
Once
Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
Once
Increase fiber intake with whole grains, beans, and legumes
Once
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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Find cause
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Eat fruits and vegetables, more fiber
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avoid laxatives
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2 weeks of lower abdominal pain. Taking miralax for constipation. Motrin for abdominal pain. ?

2 weeks of lower abdominal pain. Taking miralax for constipation. Motrin for abdominal pain.   ?

Should be checked: Pain on the left side or under the belly button could be diverticulitis. R lower could be a chronic appendicitis. You state to be taking laxatives so I believe defecation is difficult. I would recommend a physician evaluation blood count to see if the white cells are up, a gastroentrologist or internist are good stating points but dont keep putting this off. ...Read more

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