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What can you expect when taking a narcotic for arthritis pain?

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When you take narcotic drugs, you also run the risk of developing a tolerance to the drugs. That means you need more and more of the drugs in order to get the same effect. You also run the risk of becoming dependent or even addicted. In addition, narcotic drugs can cause side effects such as constipation, drowsiness, dry mouth, and difficulty urinating.

SOURCE:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA: "Opioid Medications."

MedlinePlus. 

Medscape. “FDA Okays Naldemedine ( ) for Opioid Constipation.” Symproic

News release, FDA.

UpToDate.com.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 31, 2017

SOURCE:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA: "Opioid Medications."

MedlinePlus. 

Medscape. “FDA Okays Naldemedine ( ) for Opioid Constipation.” Symproic

News release, FDA.

UpToDate.com.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 31, 2017

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