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Constipation in Adults

Are you taking any medications from the following list?

  • Narcotic pain medicine

  • Pain medicine to treat electric or burning pain (such as amitriptyline (Elavil), desipramine (Norpramin), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor) and imipramine (Tofranil))

  • Migraine prevention medicine

  • Cough syrup containing a narcotic

  • Muscle relaxant

  • Medicine to treat an overactive bladder

  • Antidepressant

  • Antiacid medicine containing aluminum (such as sucralfate, Maalox, or Mylanta)

  • Diarrhea medicine

  • Diuretic (or "water pill")

  • Blood pressure medicine in the calcium channel blocker class (particularly diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, and others) and verapamil (Calan and others))

  • Anticancer drug vincristine or vinblastine

  • Nausea medicine that is used with chemotherapy (such as ondansetron (Zofran)

  • Iron

Yes, I am taking one or more of these medications.

No, I am not taking any of these medications.

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