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Does Oxycodone Cause Constipation
11/30 I had a fundloplication & hernia repair. I have taken colace daily & M of M 45ml q12 hrs x 3 doses with no results. I am on oxycodone and in pain; can't take NSAIDS d/t interaction. Liquid diet for 4 weeks. What else can I do for constipation?
Many next steps: As long as you are not having abdominal pain, there are many further steps to take. However, be aware that on a liquid diet your bowel movements may change, and you should consult the treating physician. The easiest next step would be Miralax (has many generic forms too), and would start with one ounce, and go up from there as per the label directions. Magnesium citrate (one bottle) is another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm constipated and have a pinched nerve or strain in hip flexor. The bowel movement makes it hurt. More oxycodone just more constipation. What to do?
Non-drug Tx: Right! You're wise to recognize that pain meds increase constipation. Avoid them if possible. Try dietary changes, increased core body activity/exercise after getting doctor's approval and drinking lots of water throughout the day. Accupuncture is often very helpful and yoga may be too. Just clear it w/ Drs. Best! ...Read more
I am on oxycodone and I am constipated to the point of being bloated and now burping up rotten eggs and feel like throwing up, how can I stop this ?
Call MD: Dr. Schwartz is 100% correct: immediately contact the prescribing doctor. Constipation is a hallmark side-effect of opiate medication. Until you can contact your md (immediately), try talking a stool softener at the recommended dose which may help, but first make that phone call. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: Generally opiates relieve pain and anxiety , hence likely to lower blood pressure. If, however, a patient is going in and out of withdrawal from short acting opiates or is experiencing possible side effects such as sleep apnea or endocrine problems then it is quite possible even likely to see elevations of blood pressure. Your prescriber should help you with these concerns. ...Read more
Use dependent: All opioids can cause euphoria or altered mental status. This is usually more a result of how rapid the medication is absorbed into your system. If you are taking pain medications and experience a euphoria, you should discuss this with your doc. This could lead to abuse and addiction and a medication change would be recommended. If you are not willing to change then you already have a problem. ...Read more
No. Heroin will: show up as an opiate but not necessarily oxycodone. However, many point-of-care drug screening tests include specific screening for oxycodone. Also, if the heroin was cut or contaminated with oxycodone, both can show up on a urine drug screen. If you or a loved one has a heroin habit, there are some fine outpatient treatment centers in the Cinci area. Dr. Anne ...Read more
As a follow up, will telling my pcp of 20 yrs that i got myself addt'ed to oxycodone 4 chronic pain cause him to then not help me w future pain mgnt?
Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?
It could: All opiates cause release of histamine, and morphine, Codeine and Demerol have the most, and oxycodone, Methadone and fentanyl do it the least. However, they all can cause some histamine release, and some people get major problems with all of them. Levorphanol also can do this. You could take a Benadryl with it - talk to your doctor. Otherwise, use non-opioids-NSAIDs, tylenol, (acetaminophen) physical measures ...Read more
Can oxycodone cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?
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