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Can oxycodone cause constipation?

Can oxycodone cause constipation?

Yes: Yes it can. Drink fluids, eat pears, raisins, fruits and vegetables. Consider taking something to clear out your system if you are already constipated, because you have 20 feet to clear out. Then prophylactically prevent after you have treated the problem. ...Read more

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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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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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 more

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Will taking pain meds (oxycodone 30mg ) cause bp to run high?

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

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I am temporarily taking 1 oxycodone (5/325) tablet a day. Can oxycodone cause a rise in my psa?

Inflammation: Psa goes up from inflammation. The oxycodone is being taken for pain associated with the inflammation. The oxycodone does not cause a rise in psa<. ...Read more

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I have been taking 1.5mg of Suboxone for a month now which is not a lot, if I were to take 24hours off and take 30 mg of oxycodone, would it cause WD?

Don't know: BUT I WOULD NOT TAKE A CHANCE...Furthermore if you are taking suboxone as a part of a addiction recovery program this would certainly violate your contract! Hope this helps STAY COOL! BE CLEAN! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why does hydrocodone cause more euphoria than oxycodone?

Why does hydrocodone cause more euphoria than oxycodone?

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

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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal : Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Will heroin cause someone to test positive for oxycodone on rapid urine screen?

Will heroin cause someone to test positive for oxycodone on rapid urine screen?

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

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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?

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?

No: It will help guide therapy and is extremely important medical information for him to have. Please tell him as soon as possible, so that he can work with you to get treatment. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?

Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?

Yes: This is highly addictive and should be reserved for pain from advanced cancers. I recommend other forms of pain management and if having severe pain then please seek professional help. ...Read more

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Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morpine cause hives, could levorphanol do that as well?

Oxycodone, hydrocodone and morpine cause hives, could levorphanol do that as well?

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

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Can oxycodone cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?

Can oxycodone  cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?

See answer: All narcotics slow the gastrointestinal tract. That may cause you to feel bloated and full of gas. I would try eating foods that decrease transit time and if necessary you occasionally may take something for constipation. ...Read more

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Does oxycodone cause hair loss?

Does oxycodone cause hair loss?

Not likely: There have been no toxicity reports or studies of cases of hair loss due to oxycodone use. ...Read more

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