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Medication Induced Constipation
possibly: Amitiza (lubiprostone) has active ingredients of Lubiprostone commonly reported side effects of Amitiza (lubiprostone) include breathing difficulty, nausea, chest pain, pain, constipation. Tachycardia tachycardia has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, schizophrenia, pain, and osteoporosis who use this drug. Advise your physician of any adverse reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more
Can Zofran (ondansetron) cause chronic constipation that causes chronic nausea and ultimately weight loss?
Anything is possible: But it's not likely that Zofran (ondansetron) would cause enough constipation to cause enough nausea to cause weight loss. In fact, Zofran is used to treat nausea. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zofran-side-effects.html where I couldn't find any mention of your scenario. If you're worried about that sequence of events, ask your doc for another antinausea medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do, many don't: Lots of meds can cause constipation. Narcotics routinely do, iron and calcium supplements can; calcium channel blockers (bp/cardiac meds) can; parkinson's meds, antidepressants (tricyclic more than ssri), sucralfate (ulcer drug), Cholestyramine (cholesterol med), many other prescription and otc drugs. Check with md if new symptom, med change, worsening, pain, bleed. Diet, hormones can play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: You could be predisposed to it, and then have it brought out by use of certain medications. Otherwise, I am not aware of any medication directly causing it. However, use of recreational drugs could lead to symptoms similar to bipolar manic episodes. Theoretically it is reversible, but long term use may cause permanent damage. ...Read more
No, but a few ?Help: None of our muscle cells contract (heart muscle only exception) without a nerve impulse telling them to contract. Thus intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus biggest driver intestinal upset: emotional upset expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant; some meds; trial & error, may ? symptoms. ...Read more
What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?
Diarrhea: Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so dont ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more
Which opioid medication or combination of opioids, is most effective to help treat chronic neuropathic pelvic pain?
Some : Pepto bismol helps sometimes and if the nausea is due to acid reflux, things like zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc could too. Ginger is said to help deal with nausea as well. Lifestyle changes like limiting alcohol and caffeine could be of benefit but my question is why do you have chronic nausea? I would suggest you visit your family doc or a GI as there could be something that needs treatment. ...Read more
Theoretically yes bu: Non-selective beta blockers tend to worsen asthma and ideally should be avoided. However you will need to weigh the risk'/benefit ratio of getting another drug to control your hypertension. A more cardioselective beta blocker can usually be tolerated by those with asthma reducing the 1 sec airflow rate by about 8% but paradoxically making the airway more responsible to bronchodilator. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have GERD & IBS w/severe chronic constipation. What is the best Rx for GERD without increasing constipation and inducing other side effects?
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