Get the Facts about Constipation

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Infrequent bowel movements are bad for your health. There are toxins that build up in your colon that can lead to bigger problems.

Medications Causing Constipation

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More than 150 prescriptions and many commonly used over-the-counter medications can cause occasional constipation. These can include certain antacids, antidepressants, cold medicines and pain relievers, as well as medications used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular conditions.

Use the guide below to better acquaint yourself with examples of medications typically associated with constipation. And, remember to always speak to your doctor about any medications or treatments you are taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Category Generic Name
Antidepressants/
 Antianxiety
  • Amitriptyline
  • Doxepin HCI
Antihypertensives
  • Clonidine
  • Clonidine/Chlorthalidone
Anti-Parkinson's Agents
  • Bromocriptine
Cholesterol-Lowering Agents
  • Cholestyramine
Duodenal Ulcer
  • Sucralfate
Iron Supplements
  • Ferrous gluconate
  • Ferrous sulfate
Opioid-Containing Cough Medicines
  • Hydrocodone bitartrate, Chlorpheniramine polistirex
  • Hydrocodone tartrate, Homatropine methylbromide
Pain Medications
  • Codeine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone
  • Morphine sulfate
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Tramadol
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