Medicines That Can Cause Constipation
Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause
constipation. Examples include:
blood pressure medicines.
- Cold medicines
- Calcium and iron
- Narcotic pain medicines.
If you think that the constipation is caused by a medicine:
- 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
- For nonprescription medicines, stop using the medicine.
Call your doctor if you feel that you or your child still needs to take the
- Constipation, Age 12 and Older
- Pregnancy: Changes in Bowel Habits
|By: ||Healthwise Staff ||Last Revised: August 2, 2012|
|Medical Review: ||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
David Messenger, MD
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.