Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
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
Medicine to treat an overactive bladder
Antiacid medicine containing aluminum (such as sucralfate, Maalox, or Mylanta)
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)