10 Signs You May Have Opioid-Induced Constipation

An Uncomfortable Downside of Opioid Therapy

Opioid therapy can be a blessing…and a curse. It can knock out some pretty spectacular pain, but it can also incur some pretty uncomfortable side effects. If not at the top of the list, constipation is probably pretty near the top. So, if you’re taking an opioid painkiller, you need to be prepared to recognize and cope with this side effect.

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