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“I had no idea that there were other forms of constipation” – A Patient’s OIC Story
2 May 2016 19:57 BST
For patients with chronic pain, taking a prescribed opioid treatment for long-term pain management may provide pain relief but can also cause opioid-induced constipation (OIC). However, some patients may not realize that constipation is one of the most common side effects of their prescription opioid treatment.