Yes, it is known to cause constipation. With all narcotic pain meds and in managing pain in general, it is somewhat trial and error in figuring out which type of medication will work best and have the least side effects. With opiates, it is truly quite different for everyone. The key is to find a physician who will listen to you and who is experienced with pain management and therefore understanding and willing to rotate your meds until you figure out what does work best for you.
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