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I recently had very painful tooth extraction due to bad tooth infection, was put on pain medicine and antibiotics, and need 2 know if constipation is n?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Side effect of meds

This is a common side effect of many pain medications.
If you still have pain and ned something try to switch to an over the counter like ibuprophen

In brief: Side effect of meds

This is a common side effect of many pain medications.
If you still have pain and ned something try to switch to an over the counter like ibuprophen
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely, yes,

A common problem associated with opioid therapy (pain medicine) is constipation, which is a slowing of peristalsis caused by the action of the opioids.
To prevent constipation from occurring, OTC laxatives are often prescribed along with opioid medication.

In brief: Definitely, yes,

A common problem associated with opioid therapy (pain medicine) is constipation, which is a slowing of peristalsis caused by the action of the opioids.
To prevent constipation from occurring, OTC laxatives are often prescribed along with opioid medication.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain medications

can cause constiption.
Try to decrease pain medications, increase fluids and fiber in the diet.

In brief: Pain medications

can cause constiption.
Try to decrease pain medications, increase fluids and fiber in the diet.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Call dentist

Constipation can be a side effect of pain medication.
If you still have pain and need pain medication, call the dentist and discuss this

In brief: Call dentist

Constipation can be a side effect of pain medication.
If you still have pain and need pain medication, call the dentist and discuss this
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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