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Does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause constipation?

Does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause constipation?

It shouldn't: But if you were given a narcotic to take with the muscle relaxer, that can cause constipation.

Increase fluids, and take some extra fiber. That should help. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bruised my ribs 1 wk ago. Was given Tramadol (can't take opiates) and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). I am so constipated, no BM since injury. Took MOM & NOTHING-HELP!!!!

Bruised my ribs 1 wk ago. Was given Tramadol (can't take opiates) and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). I am so constipated, no BM since injury. Took MOM & NOTHING-HELP!!!!

Colace, (docusate sodium) senna: There are other combinations such as prune juice or colace and senna or miralax (polyethylene glycol) that can help with the constipation. unfortunately the tramadol may be constipating as it has opioid like properties even though it is synthetic. Therefore you may want to try topical diclofenac, also called Pennsaid or lidocaine, or lidoderm patch for the pain. ...Read more

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How can I prevent constipation while taking estroven? Can I take it every other day?

How can I prevent constipation while taking estroven? Can I take it every other day?

Constipation can be…: Caused by many meds. Ways to prevent it: get plenty of fiber in diet (fruits/veggies/whole grains) along with plenty of fluids (water best; avoid caffeine as it can lead to increased urination); fiber supplements help, too, but water is needed; otherwise fiber supplements can constipate. Stool softeners r also beneficial. Avoid laxatives as body becomes dependent on them. Keep taking med as rx'd. ...Read more

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How can I prevent constipation?

How can I prevent constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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How do you prevent constipation?

How do you prevent constipation?

Avoid certain foods: There are certain foods that have a tendency to cause constipation. Dairy products and cheeses to name a few. Increasing fluid in the diet, increasing the amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables, and roughage in the diet all help. It can be done without medications or laxatives. ...Read more

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What causess constipation and how can prevent it?

What causess constipation and how can prevent it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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What casues constipation and how can I prevent it?

What casues constipation and how can I prevent it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon help prevent constipation?

Can cinnamon help prevent constipation?

Doubtful: High fiber diet and plenty of fluids (80-100 ounces per day) avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic fluids, along with exercise can prevent constipation. ...Read more

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How can dietary fibre prevent constipation?

How can dietary fibre prevent constipation?

Fiber helps to: Regulate the bowel movements and helps in both constipation and diarrhea. It works by pulling water out of colon to make stool more softer, and give em more bulk. If there is too much water in the stool fiber in the colon will absorb it and make the stool more formed. ...Read more

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How to prevent infants from having constipation?

How to prevent infants from having constipation?

Constipation w infan: Infants like adults sometimes need help to go but if they feed regularly and drink extra water the incidence should be monomial so if you are worried just give your infant 4 oz of nursery water a day in addition to milk. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent constipation in children?

What's the most effective way to prevent constipation in children?

Water: Ensure they are taking plenty of fluids, fresh vegetables, fruits, and fiber in the form of cereals and multigrain breads. A good rule of thumb is one ounce of water for every pound of body weight every day. ...Read more

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Prunes relieve constipation, but can you use prunes daily as a way to PREVENT constipation?

Prunes relieve constipation, but can you use prunes daily as a way to PREVENT constipation?

Yes you can: Eating prunes or drinking prune juice daily can help to keep stools soft. You can also help prevent constipation by eating a diet high in fiber and drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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Do you think I should eat and what foods do you think I should stay away from in order to prevent constipation?

See below: Increase fluid intake (drink more water) and eat foods high in fiber such as fruit (i.e., raspberries, apples), bran, whole grains, vegetables (i.e., broccoli, beans, peas). Avoid or decrease intake of dairy (i.e., cheese, ice cream), fast food, or processed foods. Physical activity is also recommended to improve symptoms.

The NIH website on constipation has some very useful information too! ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent constipation?

What can I do to prevent constipation?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally I recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food will prevent constipation?

Please suggest what food will prevent constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent constipation while traveling?

What can I do to prevent constipation while traveling?

Manage your diet: Constipation is common while traveling. Drink lots of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables when you can. Bring a mild laxative such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) pills 'just in case' you get bound up. The most important thing is to drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help prevent or lessen constipation?

Please suggest what foods help prevent or lessen constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent constipation [non diet ways]?

Are there any good ways to prevent constipation [non diet ways]?

Drink: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Add 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise or activity. Compensate with extra fluid oif you are on medications that are known to contribute to constipation, such as narcotics, antihistamines, cholesterol meds, BP meds and diuretics as well as antidepressants and antipsychotics. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. (each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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Could someone explain what kind of food should I eat to prevent constipation?

Could someone explain what kind of food should I eat to prevent constipation?

Easy!: Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables - and drink lots of water. Whole grain bread will help, if you eat bread. Dried fruits may help. And if these modifications do not help you, talk with your doctor. Sometimes, a low thyroid condition may contribute to constipation. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Priscribe me the dose of castrol oil to prevent constipation?

Priscribe me the dose of castrol oil to prevent constipation?

Varies: You can start with 1 tablespoon a day. Increase for desired effect, up to 2-3 tablespoons.
If longer than a week, you should seek the help of a physician to insure that no other treatable causes of constipation are at play.
Other laxatives include miralax, (polyethylene glycol) milk of magnesia, stool softeners, fiber, etc. ...Read more

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How to prevent constipation and being able to poop everyday?

How to prevent constipation and being able to poop everyday?

Water and fiber: Take fiber foods and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If you are not able to increase your intake of fiber foods, you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink lots of water. Consult this site for fiber foods:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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How do I prevent constipation and bloating while dieting?

How do I prevent constipation and bloating while dieting?

KeepActivity&HiFiber: Foods up. Activity: walking/running, etc. Most effective. Also very effective is ↑ed quantities of high fiber/low nutritional value vegetable based foods, e.g. lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, etc.; raw potentially more effective than cooked. Fiber supplements a back up option. Study: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6660531, other answers, wikipedia, etc. For more understanding. ...Read more

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How can people eating low carb diets prevent constipation?

How can people eating low carb diets prevent constipation?

Fluid and fiber: When u avoid carbs u do not get the type of carb known as "fiber" that is so important 4 soft bowel movements. Fiber holds the water in ur colon and keeps the stool soft. U can increase the fiber in ur diet without increasing carbs by supplementing with psyllium husk or other bulk laxative and then drinking lots of fluid. Take high fiber nuts, broccoli etc for your allowd carbs each day. ...Read more

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During colonoscopy dr tried but was "unable to enter TI" - possible causes? Could whatever prevented it also cause severe constipation?

During colonoscopy dr tried but was "unable to enter TI" - possible causes? Could whatever prevented it also cause severe constipation?

That's very common: Terminal ileum is not always intubated by colonoscopy--in one series the rate was 72%, and this has often little to do with pathology. (Ref. Dis Colon Rectum. 1985 Jul;28 (7):499-501. Endoscopy of the terminal ileum. Börsch G, Schmidt G) ...Read more

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Since orange juice is acidic, can it prevent this constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free/alcohol free whentaken in proper quantities of 80-100 oz per day can prevent constipation. Acidic plays no specific role in constipation. ...Read more

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What causes constipation after menses? What can be done to prevent it?

What causes constipation after menses? What can be done to prevent it?

Fiber and water: You may increase your intake of fiber foods or take a fiber laxative. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. The constipation may be due, in part, to dehydration.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more