advise patients taking opioid analgesics how to prevent and treat constipation

It's extremely important to advise patients taking opioid analgesics how to prevent and treat constipation.

Constipation can occur in as few as 3 to 5 days...especially in patients who are inactive after surgery, an accident, etc.

Stimulant laxatives are usually needed to counteract the decrease in GI motility caused by opioids.

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