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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole. If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) a good alternative to Percocet for post op pain? For less respiratory depression and constipation? Which one is more effective?

Is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) a good alternative to Percocet for post op pain? For less respiratory depression and constipation? Which one is more effective?

Both opioids: Both are effective for post-op pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is most effective when given by injection (IM) or by IV, it is least effective taken by mouth. Percocet has risks associated with the acetaminophen content. Both can cause respiratory depression and constipation. In the hospital post-surgery, demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) would be better and controlled by staff. Outpatient, percocet would be better choice, limit dosage. ...Read more

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Can i take valium, synthroid, (thyroxine) and percocet with Dulcolax sensitive stomache for women for constipation? I am afraid to mix and i only this laxative available and I have not defecated pain medication.

Can i take valium, synthroid, (thyroxine) and percocet with Dulcolax sensitive stomache for women for constipation?  I am afraid to mix and i only this laxative available and I have not defecated pain medication.

Yes: However, am concerned about combination of valium and percocet. Both are sedating and can mix in a deadly cocktail. Very worrisome. Percocet is the cause of constipation--any way to cut back or talk to doctor about alternative pain control measures? Increase fluids, fiber, consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which is gentle and effective too. Dulcolax tends to cause cramping; less so with miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What to do if i had my gallbladder taken out 15 days ago & the percocet that i was given is making me constipated.?

What to do if i had my gallbladder taken out 15 days ago & the percocet that i was given is making me constipated.?

Constipation: Stay on a lower fiber diet and take daily tablespoon of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) until off of the pain medication. That will put less in your colon and keep everything going until the need for pain medication passes. If constipation persists after you are off pain medication, see your physician as additional workup may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm on percocet and constipated four days. Is Epsom salt ok. I can't get to a drug store. How would I use it? I NEED fast relief.

I'm on percocet and constipated four days. Is Epsom salt ok. I can't get to a drug store. How would I use it? I NEED fast relief.

May help: A single dose take as directed on the package may help. Do not take more than directed as may cause electrolyte imbalance. You should not use it if if you have any nausea or vomiting. See your doctor form more effective therapy. Amitiza (lubiprostone) is indicated for opioid induced constipation. It is available with prescription. ...Read more

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Percocet causes me to shake, is there anything else i can took?

Percocet causes me to shake, is there anything else i can took?

Percocet alternative: There are many other pain killers, narcotics and non-narcotics. Please see your doctor for medication change. ...Read more

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Heard percocet has something in it that can cause irregular menstrual cycles. Any truth to that?

Heard percocet has something in it that can cause irregular menstrual cycles. Any truth to that?

Possibly: Opioids in general can cause endocrine disturbances including irregular menses, low sex hormones due to their effects on the pituitary gland function. So there can be other problems besides menstrual like fertility.You need to be aware that Percocet is a combination of an opioid, oxycodone and Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Tylenol (acetaminophen) in moderately high doses over time can cause liver damage, . ...Read more

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My wife hides percocet and drinks heavily at night. What health effects does this cause?

My wife hides percocet and drinks heavily at night. What health effects does this cause?

Potentially, many: For one thing Percocet contains acetaminophen (tylenol) which is especially dangerous in people who are drinking heavily. Central nervous system depression, which can be potentially lethal - respiratory depression, aspiration, coma, death and brain damage - can occur with combinations of opioids and alcohol. See a family counselor or attend Alanon to get help for yourself, hope she gets help. ...Read more

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