Expert Video - What are the various treatment options for opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeanetta Frye describes lifestyle changes that can help treat opioid-induced constipation (OIC). These can include exercise, fiber, and hydration. Dr. Frye describes the medications available without a prescription and when it is time to talk with your doctor about prescription medications and other possible treatments for OIC.

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