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My postop pain meds hydrocodone and ibuprofen are causing extreme constipation. What can I do?
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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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Dr. Norman Cohen
Also, the sooner you can wean yourself off of the hydrocodone, the sooner you will resolve your symptoms. Opiate pain medicines are helpful during the early phases of recovery, but should be avoided for long term care, whenever possible, for a variety of reasons.
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