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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Does ibuprofen cause constipation?

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Does ibuprofen cause constipation?
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is a condition in which there is infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Common symptoms include passing fewer than three stools a week, straining excessively during bowel ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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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Dr. Mark Cantieri
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My postop pain meds hydrocodone and ibuprofen are causing extreme constipation. What can I do?

Dr. Mark Cantieri
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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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Dr. Lewis Mufson
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Does hydrocodone and ibuprofen for pain make you have extreme constipation?

Dr. Lewis Mufson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Hi, last week I had terrible diarrhea, I then got a horrible flu a couple of days ago. I'm taking antibiotics, codeine and ibuprofen and feel very drowsy and nausea. I wake up in pools of sweat, mostly on my chest. I'very also been very constipated for a

Dr. Bradford Romans
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Hi, last week I had terrible diarrhea, I then  got a horrible flu a couple of days ago. I'm taking antibiotics, codeine and ibuprofen and feel very drowsy and nausea. I wake up in pools of sweat, mostly on my chest. I'very also been very constipated for a

You need to see ur: Doc so they can address all of these problems.It's not clear why you are taking the Codine but this Rx frequently causes constipation,nausea,and drowsyness.U may want to cut back on this Rx in the mean time. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Can motrin cause constipation?

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Can motrin cause constipation?

Not usually: Constipation is not a common side effect of motrin. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Hi. I have fever with constipation AND a hemorrhoid, but am afraid to take Advil for the fever because it may just keep me constipated. What to do?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Hi.  I have fever with constipation AND a hemorrhoid, but am afraid to take Advil for the fever because it may just keep me constipated.  What to do?

First: Hemorrhoid and constipation does not necessarily cause fever. So first find out why fever and then may use Tylenol for fever ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can aspirin or Advil relieve constipation pain?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can aspirin or Advil relieve constipation pain?

Might v pain: but probably won't fix problem.

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

Dr. Glenn Messina
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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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