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Medicines That Can Cause Constipation - Topic Overview

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause constipation. Examples include:

If you think that the constipation is caused by a medicine:

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  • For prescription medicines, call the doctor who prescribed it to see whether you or your child should stop taking the medicine or take a different one. An appointment may not be needed.
  • For nonprescription medicines, stop using the medicine. Call your doctor if you feel that you or your child still needs to take the medicine.
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Last Updated: August 02, 2012
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