Expert Video - Do I have to live with opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on constipation, explains the options for reducing or living without opioid-induced constipation (OIC) and how talking with your doctor in detail can help you explore options that may help. These include changing your dosage, using non-opioid medications to control pain, and trying prescription medications to block the effects of opioids on the digestive system (opioid antagonists).

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