12 Best Foods for Painkiller-Induced Constipation

Overcome painkiller-induced constipation with diet.

There are a number of different dietary modifications that may help with your painkiller-induced constipation. For some patients, altering dietary habits may be enough to prevent bloating, feelings of fullness, or constipation, while others may find dietary changes can be only one part of their treatment. The following foods can assist with the prevention or treatment of constipation induced by painkillers. Make sure to talk with your doctor before taking action, as dietary changes can make constipation worse in some instances.



THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.


Pat Bass III, MD

Dr. Pat Bass is chief medical information officer and an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at LSU Health- Shreveport and University Hospital. View his Healthgrades profile >

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Publish Date: Feb 2, 2016

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