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Preventing Constipation While on Opioids in Palliative Care [English] Permalink Public

Opioids (sometimes called narcotics) are used to treat pain and shortness of breath in people who are receiving palliative care for a life-limiting illness. Opioids slow the movement of your bowels. This often causes constipation. Constipation can be prevented and managed by using laxatives regularly. (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Digestive System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Prevention and Wellness
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Palliative/Hospice
  • Pain,
  • Medication,
  • Constipation,
  • Movement,
  • Bowel,
  • Stool,
  • Poop,
  • Laxative,
  • Softener
  • Adults,
  • Older Adults
  • Palliative Care
Revision Date:
August 01, 2015
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