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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

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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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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I got constipation after using ibuprofen for three days, what is the cause ?is it treatable? i read that it damages the small intestine and i'm worry

I got constipation after using ibuprofen for three days, what is the cause ?is it treatable? i read that it damages the small intestine and i'm worry

Prostaglandins may: play a role in your constipation, and the fact that ibuprofen lowers them. Stop using ibuprofen and the constipation will stop.Ibuprofen causes slight stomach bleeding,but it does not damage the small intestine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis,still having pain but worse in middle&right,vomiting,nauseous,constipation.taken ibuprofen. ?

CT & blood work  normal dr said I don't have appendicitis,still having pain but worse in middle&right,vomiting,nauseous,constipation.taken ibuprofen. ?

Not appendicitis: 20 F: CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis,still having pain but worse in middle&right,vomiting,nauseous,constipation.taken ibuprofen. ? ANS: I don't know what ? is. But with only this information at your age I would always consider pregnancy as a possible cause in my diagnostic list of problems. Ask your team to check it out if not already done. Let us know what it is. ...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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Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still I would B evaled. ...Read more

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