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Help with opiate constipation. Switch pills or take metamucil?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid narcotics

Avoid narcs to avoid constipation.
Metamucil will only 'set like concrete' in a bowel slowed by narcotics. Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is a new drug that can help if the narcotics are unavoidable.

In brief: Avoid narcotics

Avoid narcs to avoid constipation.
Metamucil will only 'set like concrete' in a bowel slowed by narcotics. Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is a new drug that can help if the narcotics are unavoidable.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Another option

I might consider Amitiza (lubiprostone) which has recently been approved for opioid induced constipation.

In brief: Another option

I might consider Amitiza (lubiprostone) which has recently been approved for opioid induced constipation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Minimize opiates

Minimize opiates and try miralax (polyethylene glycol).

In brief: Minimize opiates

Minimize opiates and try miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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