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.

Related Questions

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.

Does vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) cause dry socket after extraction?

No. A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.

Does vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) cause me to sweat?

Yes. All narcotics including hydrocodone in vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) can cause a laundry list of side effects (i.e. Abdominal pain, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, gas, headache, indigestion, infection, insomnia, itching, loss of strength, nausea, nervousness, sweating, swelling, vomiting). Sweating is also included in that list.
Depends... Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) like other opiates can cause sweating in addition to many other side effects. With physician supervision, you may be able to discontinue usage for 24 hours and determine if the sweating goes away.

Why does vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) cause me to sweat?

It just does. Opioid μ- and κ-receptors mediate hyperthermic responses. Increased body temperature is simply an effect of where these drugs bind to in the brain and spinal cord.