medications and constipations

Which medicines cause constipation?

medications and constipations
Constipation can be a side-effect of some medications including:

  • Iron supplements
  • Antacids (containing aluminium and calcium)
  • Opioid pain killers
  • Some medicines used to treat depression

There are lifestyle changes you can take that may help relieve constipation associated with taking certain medicines, such as increasing fluid and fibre in your diet and increasing your level of activity. However, when this is not enough, or not possible, constipation treatments may be necessary.

Coloxyl offers a range of stool softeners that can be selected based on the severity of your constipation and whether you are looking for gradual, or faster overnight relief.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist first before taking any constipation treatment, including stool softeners, they will be able to advise you on a suitable laxative to manage your constipation. Occasionally, constipation may be a symptom of another problem. It is important to speak to your healthcare professional if constipation persists.

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