Medications That Cause Constipation

Medications That Cause Constipation

Are you struggling with chronic constipation? The problem may be the medication you are taking. There are well over 150 medications that cause constipation. Many of these are over-the-counter medications while others are prescription drugs. These could be anything from cold medicines (antihistamines) to pain relievers, antacids, and antidepressants. Some of the other culprits are medications prescribed to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular issues. You may also be affected by calcium and iron supplements.

The list of medications that cause constipation, as found below, can be used as a guide to help you understand what may be driving your condition. To fully understand your issue you need to speak with your physician as this is simply a general reference. Your physician may be able to offer alternative solutions to alleviate your constipation. Be sure to let your doctor know about each and every prescription, supplement, over-the-counter medication, and herbal treatments that you are currently using.

Common Medications That Cause Constipation

Antidepressants: Amitriptyline and Doxepin HCI
Cholesterol Lowering Medications: Cholestyramine
Cough Medicines: Hydrocodone Bitartrate, Chlorpheniramine Polistirex, Hydrocodone Tartrate and Homatropine Methylbromide
Herbal Remedies: St. John’s Wort
Hyperension: Calcium-Channel Blockers, Clonidine, and Clonidine/Chlorthalidone
Iron Supplements: Ferrous Gluconate and Ferrous Sulfate
Pain Medications: Acetaminophen, Buprenophine, Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone, Morphine Sulfate, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone and Tramadol
Parkinsons: Benztropine Mesylate, Biperiden, Bromocriptine, Procyclindine, and Trihexyphenidyl
Ulcer’s: Sucralfate

For instant and natural relief from constipation issues consider installing a Spaloo Bidet in your bathroom. The gentle soothing water stream of a bidet can help to stimulate a bowel movement. Regular use of a Spaloo Bidet can, in many cases, eliminate your constipation problem all together.

In addition to using your new Spaloo Bidet for relief from constipation, many experts recommend certain dietary changes. You should drink more water throughout the day. You should add more fiber to your diet. Proper exercise can also be helpful. And if your feel the urge to go to the restroom, go right away. Don’t try to postpone a bowel movement as this will only worsen your condition.

NOTE: If your condition persist contact your physician. Do not change your medication, deviate from your dosage, or discontinue a medication without first consulting your physician.

DISCLAIMER: The above list is in no way an all-encompassing list of medications that cause constipation but rather a generalization. These medications and supplements may affect people differently. You may or may not be affected by these medications. Consult your physician before making any decisions.