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Can taking vicodin for an extended period of time cause constipation or sluggish bowel movements?

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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The nerves in the bowels slow down normal function with opiates / narcotics.
Also, they don't develop tolerance. The effect does not lessen over time. Proper bowel regimen is important...Stool softeners, fruits, more fiber and water!

In brief: Yes

The nerves in the bowels slow down normal function with opiates / narcotics.
Also, they don't develop tolerance. The effect does not lessen over time. Proper bowel regimen is important...Stool softeners, fruits, more fiber and water!
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Beware a bigger problem of addiction to vicodin which is a common and severe problem. Discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Of course

Vicodin as any other opioid medication can cause constipation even after short-term use.

In brief: Of course

Vicodin as any other opioid medication can cause constipation even after short-term use.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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