Opioid Induced Bowel Dysfunction

What is Opioid Induced Bowel Dysfunction?
As an aftereffect of the undesired activity of opioids on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, patients taking opioids frequently encounter opioid-induced bowel dysfunction (OBD), typically in the form of constipation.

How do you treat Opioid Induced Bowel Dysfunction?

To ease constipation caused by OBD, patients frequently use laxatives (which pose their own risks) or quit their opioid treatment, which can mean the return of chronic pains.

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