Definition of Constipation:
Constipation refers to infrequent or hard stools, or difficulty passing stools. More specifically, constipation may involve pain during the passage of a bowel movement, the inability to pass a bowel movement after straining or pushing for more than 10 minutes, or no bowel movements after more than 3 days.
Drugs associated with Constipation
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Constipation. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Alternative treatments for Constipation
The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Constipation. Their efficacy may not have been scientifially tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Constipation.
Topics under Constipation
- Constipation, Acute (19 drugs)
- Constipation, Chronic (18 drugs)
- Constipation, Drug Induced (3 drugs)
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Micromedex® Care Notes:
- Constipation in Adults
- Constipation in Children
- Constipation in Infants
- Treatment of Chronic Constipation in Children
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Mayo Clinic Reference:
Synonym(s): Difficulty passing stool; Irregularity of bowels