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Most narcotics tend to be constipating (Imodium works on the same mechanism by the way).If you haven't gone after 3 days (not going for a day or two is still in the normal range) it may be worth trying a stool softener or some Milk of Magnesia until you can stop the pain medication. Glycerine suppositories will sometimes get things moving and are also fairly gentle.If the osmotic/stool softeners do not get things going after a day or so then you may want to try a stimulatory laxative like senna, or try an OTC enema to get things moving. Then if you think the problem will continue then go back to the osmotics/stool softeners.K.
 

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Most narcotics tend to be constipating (Imodium works on the same mechanism by the way).If you haven't gone after 3 days (not going for a day or two is still in the normal range) it may be worth trying a stool softener or some Milk of Magnesia until you can stop the pain medication. Glycerine suppositories will sometimes get things moving and are also fairly gentle.If the osmotic/stool softeners do not get things going after a day or so then you may want to try a stimulatory laxative like senna, or try an OTC enema to get things moving. Then if you think the problem will continue then go back to the osmotics/stool softeners.K.
 

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i have been taking other meds for awhile and my bm schedule was fine, once a day. then i started this painkiller and everything came to a grinding halt so to speak. I'm going to be on this drug for awhile. my doc told me it wasn't a narcotic so i wasn't worried about constipation.
 

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i have been taking other meds for awhile and my bm schedule was fine, once a day. then i started this painkiller and everything came to a grinding halt so to speak. I'm going to be on this drug for awhile. my doc told me it wasn't a narcotic so i wasn't worried about constipation.
 
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