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What type of laxative should I use with pain medication?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Plumbing Fixes
Diet changes: get plenty fiber by eating fruits&veggies, whole grains, oatmeal, psyllium or flaxseed, metamucil.
Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid daily. Take over the counter docusate, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or bisacodyl. Good luck with your plumbing. Hope it helps.

In brief: Plumbing Fixes
Diet changes: get plenty fiber by eating fruits&veggies, whole grains, oatmeal, psyllium or flaxseed, metamucil.
Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid daily. Take over the counter docusate, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or bisacodyl. Good luck with your plumbing. Hope it helps.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Senekot S, make sure it is the S variety, works nicely for narcotic induced constipation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Start with water
Make sure you get plenty to drink.
Stool softeners and otc laxitives ate a good start...Sennakot and colace are my choices. Next i would try mag citrate or miralax. I would more up to Amitiza (lubiprostone) next. Finally there is an injectable drug (soon to be oral) called rellistor. This is exclusively for opioid induced constipation.

In brief: Start with water
Make sure you get plenty to drink.
Stool softeners and otc laxitives ate a good start...Sennakot and colace are my choices. Next i would try mag citrate or miralax. I would more up to Amitiza (lubiprostone) next. Finally there is an injectable drug (soon to be oral) called rellistor. This is exclusively for opioid induced constipation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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